Gustav Hellberg



17 x 6 x 6 cm (without tripod)
Acrylic glass, LEDs, micro processor, tripod

Programming and electronic design: Mario Keller

The 'Alien' objects resemble some sort of viewing instrument such as a pair of binoculars. It has two circular lenses which are lit up with LEDs. The LEDs are controlled with micro processors, which create an animated effect where eyelids seem to close, the ‘eyes’ blink. The blinking sequence is random.

The 'eyes' are placed out, alone or in groups, on various sites in a public space or gallery situation.

Alien plays with reality and the unreal. In a world where we spend a lot of time in virtual realms of digitally manufactured situations perception can be blurred. A question lingers: Who or what is alien?