Lee Arnold: Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger

Lee Arnold
[ United States ]

Starry Messenger is a looped animation that uses climate data represented as shadows cast by mountains on the Earth’s moon and is inspired by the drawings of Galileo. The accompanying audio track is a mixture of musical influences which references the mystery of early synthesizer music made around the time of the first moon landing. The work engages specifically in how we use data as a visual representation of objective truth, and suggests a more critical interpretation of data as a way of understanding the climate crisis.

  • Medium: Digital Animation & Sound, 4K
  • Duration: 1 minute

Lee Arnold

Drew University, Department of Art

Lee Arnold was born in London in 1972 and lives in Brooklyn. In his work he examines systems of natural phenomena using a variety of forms, including photography, animation, collage, drawing and sound. His diverse practice engages with perceptions of time, memory, and representations of landscape through the lens of philosophical and scientific inquiry. Arnold has exhibited at venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Exit Art, and Eyebeam in New York, Grizzly Grizzly, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and DAAD at the Universt├Ąt der Kunst in Berlin.

Artist’s Website: https://leearnold.net