The Satellite Lamps are part of a long-term research into the representation of invisible urban networks. Examples of these networks are Wi-Fi, RFID and GPS when using smart phones, public transport chip cards and also objects in public space such as surveillance cameras, remote controlled bridges and street lighting.
GPS, a technology originally developed for warfare, has now become part of our daily lives through our cell phones. Although it is an important part of our climate of surveillance that has now come under attack, it is still necessary for our mobile itineraries and jogging apps.
The brightness of the Satellite Lamps is equivalent to the strength of the GPS signal and demonstrates how GPS pops up in our direct surroundings.