Solar Powered Door (to Nothingness)
Sun's Expiration Date: 5 billion years A.D.

exhibited at:
group show: Testlauf
Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
group show: GrensWerteWeltAusstellung
Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

catalogue: GrensWerte "Best Before" 2013/2014

A self-sufficient interactive sculpture, the S. P. Door (to Nothingness) stands freely in open space and functions metaphorically as a threshold into the present and new sustainable possibilities. The intended connotations of this symbolic action, walking through a solar powered door, invite the passers-by to participate in a readjustment of society's relationship to technology and the environment, simultaneously suggesting a spiritual involvement through an invitation to the universe. This structure consists of a metal doorway on a plinth and is covered with solar panels on both sides. As a person approaches the door from either direction, it opens slowly, ushering the person into the unknown.

related links:
>> door_to_nothingness
>> fh-muenster-unterstuetzt-kuenstler-bei-der-entwicklung-der-solar-power-door

This project was realized within the GrensWerte programming 2013/14 and has been additionally supported by the Fachhochschule Münster, Labor für Optoelektronik und Sensorik and the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen.

Door, detail
David Smithson © 2011-2014, Berlin