|Description:||A work from a series overlaying astrolabe designs over ambiguous images from UK nuclear sites.
In this work an astrolabe based on a C17 piece in the History of Science Museum in Oxford and originally made for Shah Abbas II is shown next to a monochrome of the dome at Sellafield.
The astrolabe has been reworked so the original Arabic calligraphy now reads the name of the power station 'Sellafield' and incorporates the nuclear hazard symbol. The outline of the Astrolabe is traced over the original image scrying a cosmological reading out of this site of mystery.
Ankubat- literally 'spider' is the term for the front piece of the astrolabe. |