Telescopio X

  • Elisa Frenay

Telescopio X is a dobsonian telescope originally made and designed as part of an immersive set for my final MA project ‘VOCES’ during term 1 at university. The telescope was never used for final outcome as the concept of the project was modified throughout term 2. This process heavily influenced my final research and enabled me to learn how to 3D print, create a VR set and build a dobsonian telescope. Initial aim of the project: An immersive installation depicting the fictional narrative of a female astronomer carrying a secret investigation using her telescope to find the remains of her son killed and buried in the Atacama Desert during the Chilean dictatorhsip in 1973. Inspired by Guzman’s documentary Nostalgia for the Light, this installation - through the medium of set design and moving image - aims to act as an allegory shedding light on Chile’s hidden history. For more information on the project, visit: TECHNOLOGY VR COLLABORATORS Telescopes built in collaboration with Samuel Wangsaputra