Alex Trommler



Presented as legitimate scientific contraptions, this series of sculptures are steeped in technobabble and fictional applications. They depict objective navigational systems such as gauges, graphs, and distance reticles, as well as optical interfaces like Microscopes, Telescopes, and Collimators, to bend, refract, and reflect the viewers subjectivity.

FICTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES


Presented as legitimate scientific contraptions, this series of sculptures are steeped in technobabble and fictional applications. They depict objective navigational systems such as gauges, graphs, and distance reticles, as well as optical interfaces like Microscopes, Telescopes, and Collimators, to bend, refract, and reflect the viewers subjectivity.

TQ Hydration Meter 2015

cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 35x32cm

Second generation Astrogation Plotters were the first mapping systems to allow dimensional navigational accuracy still resembling todays standards. This leap forward came thanks to NITRAM technology that the TQHM was responsible for analyzing. The axial corridors equalize effemera into 16 even streams that are routed indirectly to the Position Graphing hub, located underneath and aft of the Fainswaith Trunions. Only by bending Darklight through 4 Semi-Liquid Crystal Latravia Matrixes, could reliable mapping of the Spectral Decay Trails of Quintidium Fields, in wavelengths above the more useful 4,500nm be recorded.

Field Strength Tensor 2015

cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 34x19x44cm

While its primary design function has since been superseded by much more reliable technologies, the Field Strength Tensor's secondary function as an optical display describing the electromagnetic field created by an H.G. Raeningull System remains the state of the art. Most interestingly, it renders 4 dimensional graphing more easily, by doubling the low energy Laladium Quazars to display in parallel and series, while the real time relationships between active muons, kaons, and pions within the system are triangulated. At the time of publication this style of Tensor was exclusively manufactured by Rorso and Sons as redundant environmental subsystem in any Kleur's Microsphere Transporter Ship. 

Rendezvous Overlay Grid 2015

cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 32x21x40cm

During orbital docking maneuvers, this grid is primarily not used for docking. Instead it is focused onto the ion field emitted from any engine as a redundant means to gauge its output performance. It can also be used to assist landing on an object by indirect mapping of its gravitational field, though generally there would need to be primary and secondary system malfunctions, or a need to remain undedicated by Radarman Systems, for it to be called upon in this way. 

Stability Rockaway 2015

cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 32x21x40cm

Fused to a base of Goglomite and Lanthium using the Randium Process, a convex lens focuses the outgoing electrons along a 235 Felksinport Ionized Ring and into the 14 accelerating photon beam ports that each serve various synchrotron radiation mapping needs throughout the UV, X, and Gamma Regions. As with all Synchrotron devices, there is a premium on maintaining the photon beams exclusively on targets while operating, meanwhile not dipping burn strength below the established Kuchel parameters. Three so called Stability Tower Sliders continuously calibrate the hydrazine 15 times every third nanosecond. 

Pressure Regulator - Sections 66 j-h, 2010

blown, cast, laminated, cut and polished glass, various metals, 44x 44x120cm

The first Texeron Sighters could boast realitvely high magnifications due of course to the innovative hardware combination of Jerhinson-Lahnif subspace apertures and Ernst Leitz Optics. Located above every Dangle Leg, was an internally controlled system to vent Uvulus pressure spikes, a sub control valve is seen in this pristine example of a Model 66 j-h. As these sighting systems had to reliably send and receive signals that routinely passed within five thousand (5.0×10^3) light years of the Outer Arterial Communications Networks (OACN), baffling was later added to the stern Light Tower. 

Radiation Shield (Cross Section 12-A) 2011

cast, cut and polished glass, various metals, 60x28x48cm

This Radiation Shield is intended to absorb and reflect various forms of cosmic radiation that can degrade human tissue and electronic circuitry in the unprotected environment of space. 

This section of the shield (12-A) was part of the first generation to be tested within the relatively harsh conditions of the Inner Van Allen Radiation Belt, at a distance of 650 to 6,300 km above Earth’s surface. 

Visible above the wiring harnesses and conduits, is the spaceship’s aluminum and steel hull, within which copper tubing contain relays for the Central Pivoting Arm. The Arm’s hemispherical range of motion allows for multi phased positioning of the glass Radiation Shield along with three fixed docking positions. 

The Shield’s concave curve matches the relatively tiny ‘gyro-radius’ orbits (10 to 100 km) of the targeted electrons that whiz around the Inner Van Allen Belt at speeds of 200,000 km per second. The density and refractive properties of the cut glass are able to also absorb and/or deflect electron as well as proton particles, depending on the angle of the shield. 

In 2010, the Radiation Shield Satellite TX-4 was retrieved from orbit by the CanArm aboard Space Shuttle Discovery and returned intact to the Earth. Technicians and scientists examining Cross Section 12-A at a lab in Southern Illinois were able to identify a gaseous plume of absorbed sodium silicate in the upper ridge section that does not resemble the various cosmic types and has yet to be fully explained. Overall, the theory and engineering have proven stable and development of the second generation is underway. 

Three Tracer Stations, Section Orbits 2017

fused, laminated, cut and polished glass, 15x3x38cm

The Deep Space Ronald Regan Communication Station, (Eaustom Phase Booster 1d), remastered 2010

engraved, fused, cut and polished float glass, metal and woodparticles, 60x60x121cm

4 generations have been introduced since the DSRRCS subspace communication relay station was abandoned, ultimately in favor of a centrally regulated STFL network. The primary reason for this secondary problem, was the unacceptably high power usage needed to cool the refraction mirroring subsystem, causing extremely violent axial modulations  within this Eustom Phase Booster, here visualized as a Quadrafin Cluster type. 

Shield Lithium Meter 2015

cast, fused, laminated, screen-printed, cut and polished glass, 23x5cm

The Star Transporter Class of long range freighters have multiple layers of Radiation Shielding to allow close slingshot vectors around stars. The thicker overall shielding is made up of multiple shield types, each designed to absorb or deflect various forms of cosmic radiation. This display meter is connected to the system made of mirrorglass, selected for its evenly distributed, naturally occurring, isotonically suspended, enriched lithium-6 format. This low mass and high efficiency radiation shield is comprised of three components that absorb, deflect, and monitor radiation flow throughout low energy neutron fields. 

Anthion Heavy Machinery - v.11 - Antimatter Field Generator - 3rd backup Poppet Arm Stabilizer Subsystem (Gravimetric Pump Converter Assembly Bungs 2-6), 2016

This cutaway shows a partially disassembled AHMv.11.AFGbPASS type Resonator, Coil Modial 1, used during the inaugural 67th mission, an initial flyby of U.1 and therefore circumstellar to the center of the solar system, thereby sending the first close range scans focusing on slanted spacetime and thereby evidence of an oblong shape at the center of the antimatter cluster.