This work is presented as a virtual reality environment for users to experience an immersive tour of the installation site.
The work will be produced on site using 3D printers that gather dust from the moon to produce structures on location with in situ materials.
The work extends the mythology of the pyramids on earth to outer space, further enriching the mystery behind their place and purpose.
The analemma refers to the figure-eight shape of the Sun’s motion through the sky if it is observed at the same time every day for one year. Every celestial body has an analemma relative to its star, planets, and moons which is determined by the shape of its orbit and its declination.
Celestial bodies and their movements have been the impetus for humanity’s most creative mythologies alongside its most technically advanced feats of architecture and engineering, from the pyramid complexes in Teotihuacan and the Yucatan peninsula, to intelligent robotic probes roaming the surface of other celestial bodies.
Recent advances in 3D printing make the fabrication of large structures on the Moon a feasible reality. The Lunar surface is covered in a layer of regolith, a fine dust the result of millions of years of asteroid impacts preserved by the Moon's lack of atmosphere or tectonics. This material is particularly amenable to use as a 3D-printable substrate.
From habitats to large scale telescopes to rocket refueling stations, utilizing locally available materials greatly reduces launch weight, complexity, and cost, and opens up a previously inaccessible scale of extraterrestrial fabrication. The same tools used to build the pyramids can be repurposed for other Lunar construction projects, maximizing efficiency and reusability.
"The ultimate display would, of course, be a room within which the computer can control the existence of matter. A chair displayed in such a room would be good enough to sit in. Handcuffs displayed in such a room would be confining, and a bullet displayed in such a room would be fatal." - Ivan Sutherland
The private space industry is rapidly expanding, and legislation has already been passed by the US government to encourage the private acquisition of extraterrestrial property. The inherent danger behind expanding the flawed economics of Earth-based resource extraction beyond our home planet is very real and little explored.