Archive for the ‘Space Art’ Category

House for Quasi Phantom Regions

November 28, 2016
Country House with Hip Roof B8090 by Torsten Slama 2016

Country House with Hip Roof B 8090
(Oils on canvas on wood, 50,3 x 62,8cm)

This house is for the lover of open country, but with no need for the flora and fauna usually associated with it. It is a house for the Frommian necrophiliac. This country lies on the surface of a planet roughly the size of Earth, but much heavier and with a very thick, almost water-like foggy atmosphere. Consequently the ground resembles the deep sea floor on Earth. A hint of some form of vegetation, either aquatic or coniferous can be surmised or easily dismissed in the milky background. Tastefully arranged on the premises are one replicated Silurian nautilus shell, various simplified crystal sculptures made of polymethylmethacrylate coated with transparent SiO2 thin films in hues of yellow, pink, and green, and several geometric primitives of synthetic plaster. The house itself is the sparsely ornamented, simplified version of a terranean postmodern country house catering for the aspiring single person or couple in the lower medium affluent income range and has the catalog number B 8090. It is especially suited for the writer of semi-popular fantasy novels. Note that it comes without garage, as such is not necessary on a planet without any destinations to travel to. The windows, though ostensibly made of some glass-like material, are either covered from the inside with blue boards, or the whole house might be filled with some blue tinted medium or nutritive solution. The inside of the house might be dark, artificially illuminated, or not existing. The owner or owners of the house might be immaterial, but still in need of spiritual nourishment, provided by the large space crystal floating in the dense, soup-like sky. This atmospheric painting © 2021 by Torsten Slama and the Fantasy Society

Planetary School for Youth-Oriented Teachings of Right and Wrong

November 26, 2016
 Drawing of a school for problematic youths, staffed with progressive teachers, this drawing © Torsten Sama and the Progressive Society, 2021

Hardt-Waltherr Hämer, Juvenile Delinquent Youth Project,
Ingolstadt, 1962-66 (A3, 2016)

This voluminous structure of concrete and gold tinted glass is located in a progressive settlement called “Ingolstadt” on a far-away double planet in the system of the theoretical Öpik-Oort-Cloud. The building is fashioned as a life-size replica of the actual edifice, the municipal theater in the city of Ingolstadt, Germany, Earth. The building itself is rather imposing, especially in the realm of the horizontal, but this aspect of massiveness has been nicely set off with an arrangement of haphazardly placed street signs of unclear meaning, and a carefully unfinished look of the surrounding street scenery. Also a meticulously arranged add-on to the composition are the two vintage motor-bikes of German make parked in front of it. They belong to the school’s most progressive teachers, one fatherly male religion teacher, and one instructor  for violence-free negotiation techniques of uncommitted gender. The helmet placed to the side of the motor bike in front serves as a signal of trust. This is a theft-free zone. Looming over the horizon, the second planet of the double system, which is also earth-like, with vast and mostly untapped supplies of oxygen and water, left unsettled, serving as a recreational area for the partner planet. In the sky, floating over the school, a general semantics surveillance unit which  scans the whole perimeter of that school for occurrences of plain right and plain wrong according to objectivist criteria. The  gold-tinted glass panes of the building reflect the surroundings in unclear abstract configurations while still giving a hint of transparency. This atmospheric rendering © 2021 by Torsten Slama and the Progressive Society

The Friendly Inspector

July 8, 2014
The Friendly Inspector, or, the Critical Commissioner

The Friendly Inspector (42×29,7 cm, 2014)

This is a design for a monumental machinistic sculpture with slight hyperdimensional attributes. The machine comes delivered together with a floating satellite which is able to find its way in and out of a given dimension through tiny wormholes. The state of reentering one dimension is depicted here. The machine itself is designed for mainly benign and oracularly purposes. Its services are directed at comfort- or advice-seeking individuals who receive messages of a non-verbal character, relayed to the machine by its satellite which can probe and spectralize possible realities from multiple dimensions. In rare cases the Friendly Inspector can develop a certain kind of wrath and become punitive and disciplinarian in character, which gives this machine its intended messianic character. This machine is to be stationed in appropriately isolated spots, to serve as an acceptable surrogate for religious or mythical figures of the genital type, like Jesus Christ, who have lost all meaning or are accepted as mere history, with no function in the day-to-day struggle for self-realization of the individual.

House for the Successful Magician’s Third Spouse

October 25, 2013
Casa per la terza moglie del mago di successo © Torsten Slama e La Fondazione Domestica

House for Successful Magician’s Third Spouse (with Benz Motorbike) [42×29,7cm, 2013]

The story behind this picture is not entirely satisfactory and has a few ethical issues. Possible implications concerning the Successful Magician’s domestic situation are based on one specific, questionable kind of speculation. The contained symbolism is subject to internal debate. Success is oftentimes but the wealth and authority associated with successful mendacity, hypocrisy, manipulation. This is the Successful Magician’s kind of success. He still finds enough traditionally minded potential spouses of petit-bourgeois origin to have his pick. His first chosen partner was maybe a mistake, the second one not mistaken enough, the third spouse-partner-wife seems by virtue of her young age and natural breeding suitable to give rise to his long wished for successor (to make success complete), and also take care of his finances. The story could be so changed that all protagonists are of the opposite (or same) sex. All gender and age combinations are possible and would produce stories of a similarly or differently perceived character. In the above described form, it is also a story which will soon be outmoded, or, if it occurs, will be rightfully seen as highly unusual and freakish, hinting at possible abuse.

© 2017 by the Torsten Slama Historical Society

Black Forest House with Mossi Figure

May 18, 2012
Lamassu/Shedu House "Janus" with ancestral figure of the Mossi tribe (Drawing by Torsten Slama)

Black Forest house “Janus” with Mossi ancestral figure (42×29,7cm, 2011)

A home for the pattern recognition therapist and his family in a mildly crystal-spawning setting, characterized by its gently rolling layer of powdery soil. The place is ideal as a retreat for the Lunar type who wants to escape the Solar world.

Two openings in the basement are permanently accessible to ensure a smooth functioning of the household machinery. The therapist and his wife, who works as a lawyer specialized in copyright infringement and such, and is out during the day, share a bedroom suite and an annexed two sink bathroom under the roof. The children’s quarters, with separate entrance, are located in the back of the first floor. The therapist  his office in the frontal, thatched-roofed, lobe of the first floor. The office is soothingly illuminated through two large multi-colored windows. The entrance for patients is blocked by a large-scale replica of an ancestral figure of the Mossi tribe during sessions. The statue moves only when a secret slot is fed with a magnet card, of which only two copies exist, one for the master, one for the mistress.

The above-described family arrangement is fictional only. In truth the whole house is uninhabited and serves as a giant demonstration of the Jungian model of the human mind, complete with subconscious, atavistic mind, everyday consciousness (Real-I), and the lofty attic (Ideal-I), all separated into Anima- and Animus-dominated parts by a roof which, for reasons opaque to the modern, after-the-fact observer, is divided into a thatched and a shingled section. © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Abandoned Pu-Class Elemental Worship Centre

October 2, 2011
Theatre for Plutonian Rituals (Drawing) © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organtzation World Wide

Theatre for Plutonian Rituals (A4, pencil and coloured pencil, 2011)

Rarely has it been possible to evaluate ideas about the ritual transformation of persons, objects and caves using a range of modern scientific techniques, on an entirely new and potentially high-quality dataset. Such an opportunity is now provided by the recent discovery (by Rickus, Eggmont Duplex, COMET – Oorth Cloud Resort Evaluation Department) and initial contextualization (by Dr. Hecate Sibonga, Uurd University Department of Continuing Education) of an extraordinarily large and well-preserved group of at least nine ritual rocks, caves and objects in a recently abandoned secret territory, situated in the deep interior of the sole continent of an undisclosed planet.

This place of underworld devotion is situated on a minor planet whose space coordinates were possibly periodically re-encrypted with new keys while the site was still in use. The Plutonian rites incorporate devotion techniques of the Munay-Ki, Masonic rites of the Scottish and York variety, as well as elements from certain Confucian concepts of ritualism. Plutonian rituals are closely related to the Schessmanweil belief system, which was specifically designed to counteract the increased heliocentrism of the modern world (in the Schessmanweil system, the lowest place is considered the most honorable one).

Crystals, including floating ones of the Space Crystal class, as symbols of the underworld, are objects of specific devotion. Their capacity to refract and polarize light rays are seen as another means to transform heliocentric sun worship into more meaningful ways of seeking deep enlightenment.
© 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organtzation World Wide

House “Borstel” with Floating Icosahedra

August 8, 2011

Half-Timbered, Thatched Roofed House near the River Stör with Group of Icosahedrons (297 x 420 mm)

Half-timbered brick house, typical of the marshy regions along the banks of the Stör river. The Stör is an artificial, straight, canal-like river with lovingly detailed riverbank flora, allowing for rich biodiversity, right tributary of the Isabgol, greatest river on the northern hemisphere of the planet Schüssler, which orbits around the sun Arsenum Jodatum in a minor galaxy.

The freely floating group of eikosahedral cages of Sigma-2, commonly called icosahedrons, is part of a scattered cloud of platonic solids which was created to protect vital parts of the planet’s surface from the deadly rays of its sun, thus enabling terraforming to render them habitable.

The illustrated house is the dwelling place for a pattern designer. The nearby willows, overall humidity, gurgling river sounds, create an inspirational atmosphere for the artist dealing in intricate interlocking form-processes.
© 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Experimental Moon Unit

January 30, 2011
Experimental Moon Unit, drawing by Torsten Slama

Experimental Moon Unit Design (Pencil and coloured pencil on paper, A4) (c) 2017 by International Publications Organisation World Wide

This housing unit for a family of four is designed to withstand extremes of temperature, dry rot, low gravity conditions, and is shielded against cosmic rays. It can be implanted with or without basement into any sufficiently dry surface, and is superbly coated to remain in good cosmetic condition even after years of use. Its lightweight construction allows for assembly from small parts in situ, yet the resulting form seems sturdy and solid. It therefore fulfills the psychological demands of its occupants for it to be protective, sheltering, and sufficiently shielded from the outside.

The special static properties of the Moon Unit render it unsuited for planets with gravity higher than 0.3 g, therefore, despite its low price, it is not to be used as a basic family unit for settlements on the planets Earth, Venus, or even Mars, but extremely well suited for the planets Mercury and Pluto, the Moon of the Earth, Phobos and Deimos of Mars, or the moons of Jupiter or most of Saturn’s moons, and the 13 moons of Neptune.    Experimental Moon Unit Design (c) 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications World Wide

Early Model Space Crystal Inductor

January 25, 2011
Speculative Rendering of a Space Crystal Inductor hovering low over the Surface of the Moon Psychopompos

Space Crystal Inductor hovering low over the Surface of the Moon Psychopompos

This speculative scene depicts an early model Space Crystal Inductor (SCI), hovering low over the surface of the moon Psychopompos which revolves in a large orbit around Pneuma, an unclassified planet of an unlisted star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The medium-sized gaseous planet Pneuma can be seen in ascent, along with its second moon Klops IX. The SCI is fitted with an embedded crystal of high density, uni-polarized and small-scale. On Psychopompos it hopes to find infinitesimal lodes of rhombohedral methylin-3 crystals which it is to inseminate through its novel Ka-Band TE 21 second-harmonic gyro-TWT amplifier beam, thus catalysing an advanced crystalline growth, resulting in at least one new Space Crystal, which will then commence to levitate by means of its self-generated magnet field, to be guided by the SCI to its new home-planet, where it will be docked to a Human Settlement Unit (HSU), which it will guard and provide with energy on all wavelengths.  Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Space Crystal Relay Station Schessmanweil with Ascending Maintenance Drone

January 5, 2011
Raumkristall Relaisstation / Space Crystal Relay Station. Drawing by Torsten Slama

Space Crystal Relay Station Schessmanweil with Ascending Maintenance Drone (pencil, colored pencil, gold leaf, 21×29,7cm, 2010)

This is one of thirteen design proposals for the experimental settlement Neutopia-Schessmanweil, a home for members of the Tellurian section of the Schessmanweil religion. The illustration above is a vital part of the colony’s service section, located in its northern part, Schessmanweil; a relay station which functions as a receiver for the sun worshipping rays of free-floating space crystals, modulate the frequencies around the n-spectrum to change them into tellurian energy particles, amplify them, and create a tellurian power dome around the settlement. The receiving unit itself is fairly innocuos, a standard model four-pronged poyutl, but needs constant maintenance and re-calibration of its vibration rate. This is done automatically and without human interference by the fully computerized maintenance drone also depicted. In the background some red brick private houses in the hills for the well-to-do lay priests.

If you are interested in seeing more designs for the planetary colony Neutopia-Schessmanweil, kindly redirect to the dedicated page “Neutopia Pläne”.(c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

HBATEC Meat Factory (Oorth)

August 26, 2010

HBATEC Meat Factory (Oorth)

A pictorial representation of a more modern meat factory on a planet in the Oorth Cloud. The dark sand surface of this planet turns it into a very efficient accumulator of the orgone-type energy its star emanates. The whole planet thus turns into a giant SAPA-bion breeder. The SAPA-bions are retrieved by means of special underground attractor devices and used as the raw material for meat generation. This factory is a gigantic scale recreation of its smaller sister plant, the original HBATEC Meat Factory, a former secret missile silo in Uurd. It will soon make this much smaller plant, which produces comparatively impure meat, obsolete, and is able to produce healthy, anti-cancerogenic, and highly nutritious synthetic meat for entire galaxies. This design © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Teleportational Gateway on the Planet Uurd

March 30, 2010

The Win-Win Multi-Dimensional Gateway, Planet Uurd, Schessmanweil-Neutopia

The following text is a mildly revised excerpt from “The Manual: Teleportation by Means of the Kind Light and the Diagram of a 4-Dimensional Object.” by Gottstein Strohkopp, P. U. Blisher, Ginnungagab, 2017
[…]
4. The above image is a 2-dimensional depiction of a 4-dimensional object. This object is related to a cube in the same way in which a cube is related to a square. We call this object a “Qube”.
5. Concentrate on the image above. Try to see the inherent plasticity of the depicted object. It should gradually begin to appear like a floating, 3-dimensional object, detaching itself from the background.
6. Concentrate more, try to see the regularity of the object. Try to discern one side, of which it has 32 identical ones in total. Concentrate on that side and declare it the side nearest to you. This is your referential plane.
7. Concentrate on the fact that this plane is connected to one plane which mirrors it and is at the same time projected onto three dimensions: a cube. In connection with your referential plane, you now see a “Qube”.
8. Superimpose the idea of the place you want to visit onto the referential plane of the Qube. Make it into a mental, 3-dimensional model of that place. Connect it now to the mirror plane, and project it onto the fourth dimension.
9. Now be extremely careful. Focus your awareness, regulate your depth-perception, contract your field of vision. You should not be able to discern the monitor in front of you, nor any part of your actual surroundings, but only the 4-dimensional image of the place you are going to visit.
10. Concentrate on this image, stop all other thought processes, fall asleep.
Note: once you start this process of teleportation, it is inadvisable to suddenly interrupt it at any point. Sudden interruption at any point will lead to undesirable effects, ranging from mild disorientation to the complete unhinging of all mental faculties, resulting either in temporary catatonia or symptoms similar to those exhibited by patients suffering from Huntinton-Chorea (Veitstanz).
11. You should now awake at your destination. You can move there freely, and return at will by mentally stimulating your sympathetic awareness center.
Note: this does not induce a “dreamlike” state. You will not experience flashbacks, disconcerting locational jumps, or other disturbing phenomena common to dreams. You will actually visit the desired place, you will be able to walk about and even interact with objects. This ability to interact will cease whenever another person comes into perception range. This includes being watched by video devices etc. You will be invisible to others and will not be able to move, you will be in fact locked in position, as long as any other person will be able to perceive you, be it on the auditory, olfactory, or visual level. Therefore you will not be detected. You can either wait in that locked state until the person leaves perceptive range, or return by the method described above.
Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

Space-Crystal for Sun-Worshippers

January 20, 2010
Essay on Interplanetary Communication: Thoughts in Space. Space Art by Torsten Slama

Essay on Interplanetary Communication: Thoughts in Space. A Speculative Rendition.

This artificially bred space crystal, ten times more dense than an ordinary diamond, yet super-lightweight, is installed in the center of an impassable desert on the remote planet Elorg and converts solar light rays into mental energy which can be transferred to human minds and induce heliocentrism, or sun worshipping,  a quasi-religious, symbolistic mental attitude which is instrumental in creating or maintaining hierarchical, evolving, essentially unstable societies.

The atomic grid of this crystal is dense, but very loose, so that the carbon molecules are oscillating in a random pattern, and the optical properties of the crystal are that of a non-linear amplifier. The complex-refractive-index spectra with an anomalous dispersion around a J-aggregate absorption band are randomly changing, thus ever new, hypnotic patterns are being produced. The golden four-pronged poyutl in the foreground samples the light patterns and serves as a converter from optical to mental wavelengths. The resulting encephalographic patterns are sent to a relay station, which broadcasts the mind-patterns over entire galaxies. This is an experimental installation. The crystal is held suspended in mid-air by photon energy.     Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

Cooperative Raiffeisen Institute "Wilhelm Reich"

October 21, 2009
Cooperative Institute "Wilhelm Reich", Oil on Canvas, 90x170cm, Torsten Slama, 2008

Cooperative Institute “Wilhelm Reich”, Oil on Canvas, 90x170cm, 2008

This cooperative institute of the Raiffeisen-type serves as a trading post, information exchange place, and a general department-store-type administrative center for settlers on thinly populated planets or asteroids. It can replace an entire economy as a regulatory device. It functions without a currency, without money, without any unit of economical accumulation. Thus, it ensures the well-being of all without the creation of unnecessary boundaries between haves and have-nots. Raiffeisen-type cooperative institutes effectuate a loosening of all economical muscles in a planetary society, and so this particular institute, located on the planet Oog-Ronn, is logically dedicated to Wilhelm Reich, who invented the vegetotherapeutic procedures for loosening the muscles in a human organism.

This institute, like many other institutes of its kind on similarly far-off planets without natural satellites, harbours a school for the Boibel-Loth alphabet, to propagate lunar knowledge also on moonless planets.   (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama

Phantom on a Martian Moon

February 21, 2009
Dead Person on a Martian Moon (Computer Collage, Torsten Slama, 2006)

Phantom on a Martian Moon (Computer Collage, 2006)

This collage utilizes, amongst others, geographic details from photographic sources, from a painting by David A. Hardy, a still from the film “Phantom from Space”, a photographic image of  the planet Mars, and the author’s own interpretation of a Saucer-over-Italy-type UFO.  (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

Mother Ship Projector

February 12, 2009
A Mother Ship Projector (Computer Collage, 2007)

A Mother Ship Projector (Computer Collage, 2007)

The Mother Ship Projector projects a venusian mothership, illustrated by Glenn Passmore, over a very wide range to instill awe in the minds of possible passers-by.

Proposal for a Bion Converter

February 10, 2009
Bion Converter (Computer Collage, 2007)

Bion Converter (Computer Collage, 2007)

Proposal for a bion converter on the eleventh moon of a yet undiscovered planet around a red-dwarf-type sun. The bion preparation to be won in this plant will be most effective in the fight against mind-poisoning related deseases.

Image of the Week: The Vaporization of the American Middle Class

February 7, 2009
The Vaporization of the American Middle Class, Airbrush on Cardboard, 2006, Torsten Slama

The Vaporization of the American Middle Class (Pencil and acrylics on cardboard, 70x100cm, 2006)

This airbrush image contains depictions of imaginary asteroid-repelling architecture and a couple of human figures taken from the film “Planet of the Vampires”.  It comes in a handcrafted gold-plated frame with white sides. © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Visual Proposals for Settlements in Outer Space

January 31, 2009

Please redirect here if you are interested in my visual proposals for space settlements.

Thank you.

Venusian Space Wheel

January 12, 2009

 

Venusian Space Wheel (Computer Collage, 2007)

Venusian Space Wheel (Computer Collage, 2007)

The Venusian Space Wheel is a healing item to be found only in the remotest areas of known space. Once equipped, it gives its owner superhuman strength, brain power, and the power of teleportation.