Björn Schülke, ‘Solar-Space-Mobile’, 2007, bitforms gallery
Björn Schülke, ‘Solar-Space-Mobile’, 2007, bitforms gallery

Schülkeʼs Solar-Space-Mobile is a delicate blue and white active wire sculpture adorned by solar cells. Suspended from the ceiling, this work playfully transforms live spatial energy into a gracefully rotating satellite. Two propellers powered by ambient light energy set the sculpture into motion.

96" / 250 cm, maximum diameter
48" / 130 cm, length of each arm

About Björn Schülke

Influenced by German sound artist Peter Vogel and Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculptures, Björn Schülke creates complex viewer-activated machines that combine movement, surveillance, and sound. Equal parts art and science, Schülke’s works play on our relationship to technology, from the ominously-titled Drone #6 (2006), which appears to hover close to the ceiling and monitor movement below, to the playful oddity of Nervous (1999-2009), a wall-mounted, fluorescent orange ball of fur that shudders and emits robotic noises when approached.

German, b. 1967