Alex Trommler



Presented as legitimate scientific contraptions, this series of sculptures are steeped in technobabble and fictional applications. Depicting objective navigational systems such as gauges, graphs, and distance reticles, they also associate upon optical interfaces such as Microscopes, Telescopes, and Collimators, to diffract, refract, and reflect the viewers subjectivity.

FICTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES


Presented as legitimate scientific contraptions, this series of sculptures are steeped in technobabble and fictional applications. Depicting objective navigational systems such as gauges, graphs, and distance reticles, they also associate upon optical interfaces such as Microscopes, Telescopes, and Collimators, to diffract, 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 resembling todays standards. This great leap forward came in part to NITRAM technology that the TQHdrMtr was responsible for analyzing. The axial corridors equalize effemera into 16 even streams that are routed directly to the Position Graphing Hub, located underneath and aft of the Fainswaith Trunions port side. 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

With its primary design function since superseded by more reliable technologies, the Field Strength Tensor's secondary function as an electromagnetic field remains the state of the art. Superimposed on an H.G. Raeningull styled system the optical display renders 4 dimensional graphing more efficiently by doubling all the low energy Laladium Quazars into parallel and real time relationships between all active muons, kaons, and pions. Bursts of energy are septangulated and measured at the source. At the time of publication, this style of Tensor was exclusively manufactured by Lesso Quint International, with the unit used widely as a redundant environmental subsystem in all Kleur's Microsphere Transfer Ships beyond 86 AU parsecs. 

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 superimposed along the X axis of the emitted ion field from any engine in 610^215^ oriented flight, as a redundant means of gauging engine output performance and classification. It is occasionally used to assist landing procedures when direct mapping of an objects gravitational field. Generally, there would need to be primary and secondary system malfunctions, and/or a need to remain undetected by Advanced RadarMain Systems, for the Grid to be called upon 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 outgoing  electrons along a 235nm Felksinport Ionized Ring and evenly into 14 photon accelerating beam ports, each serving various synchrotron radiation mapping needs throughout the UV, X, and Gamma Ray Spectrums. As with all Synchrotron devices, additional premiums are placed on maintaining nominal photon beam delivery, exclusively to their respective Overhauser Receivers. The Rockaway also detects any dip in burn output strength below established Kuchel-Flairis parameters. Inside the three so called Stability Tower Sliders, a continuous calibration of the Hydrazine and Tin molecular mixture occurs 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 Texetron Oliphant Sighters could boast relatively high magnifications due to the innovative hardware combination of Jerhinson-Lahnif subspace apertures and Ernst-Leitz superspace optics. Located above every Dangle Leg, an internally controlled system to vent Uvulus pressure spikes functions via a sub-control valve, as seen in this pristine example Model 66 HJ. As these sighting systems had to reliably send and receive signals that routinely passed within only five thousand (5.0×10^3) light years of the Outer Arterial Communications Networks (OACN), baffling was later added to the stern of the Light Tower area to reduce drag. 

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. 


Radiation Shield Subsatellite TX-4 was retrieved from the Radiation Belt after 4 months by the CanGram Utility Arm and returned to Earth via the Orbiting Space Lab Taxi (OSLoT). 

Technicians and scientists examining Cross Section 12a at the Dr. Shemel Mouldflourn laboratory in Southern Illinois, identified a sodium silicate offgasing plume in the upper ridge section of the glass, not resembling any of the known cosmic types. 

Overall the electrical engineering on the RS has proven sound and funding for the development of a second generation hes been proposed.


Three Tracer Stations, Section Orbits 2017

fused, laminated, cut and polished glass, 15x3x38cm

The Deep Space Ronald Reagan Communication Station, (Eaustom series Phase Booster 11d), remastered 2010

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

Eight generations of interstellar communications beacons have been developed and deployed since the last of the DSRR-CS subspace communication relay stations were abandoned in favor of a centrally regulated STFL network. Despite negative performance in the low gain receivers, the primary solution to this secondary problem concerns the high power usage of the Cooling and Refraction-Mirroring Subsystem's umbilical wiring. The unavoidable 'coolant blowout' results in violent axial modulations that clash with interspersed pulses from the Eustom Phase Booster. The Booster was used along with a PhillipsBuster modification to better show neutrino flow inter-modally, visualized here through a Quadrafin-Cluster type Armitage.

Shield Lithium Meter 2015

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

The Inter-Star Transporter (Ins-ta Trans) Class of long range freighters (produced from v.01991 onwards) are built with multiple redundant layers of radiation shielding throughout their exterior hull, thus allowing close slingshot vectors around stars, such as those needed during Racking (R) or Inverted Racking (IR) maneuvers in a v.2 patterned Cruiser. The 445 times thicker overall shielding (to that of v. 0990 and previous models) is made up of about half alloy shielding and half pure types, each designed to absorb or deflect various forms of cosmic and personal radiation. The Shield Lithium Meter's display is connected directly to the secondary navigation system's trans-mirrorglass funnel format, selected for its evenly distributed, naturally occurring, isotonically suspended, enriched Lithium-6 Pool format. This low mass - high efficiency radiation shield, is imbedded with three components, either absorbing, deflecting, or monitoring low to mid-level radiation flows. This method works especially effectively on neutrino energy fields.


Anthion Heavy Machinery v.11 Antimatter Field Generator - Poppet Arm Stabilization subsystem. View: (cutaway 14d) Looking towards Gravimetric Pump Converter Assembly Bungs LDH, 2020


This cutaway shows a partially disassembled Anthion Hev.Mach. v.11 AntiFielGene - PoArStabs - type 0246 Resonator, displayed here without the signature gold paint. (Decision of the Astro-Physical Plant on Rithro 5, gold and platinum painting division). 

In the last third of the 440’s, the Collier - Modal 1 Technique, achieving slingshot induced escape velocity for distance traveling, fell out of favor for a freely associative one, developed at the astrophysical laboratory on Rithro 5. 

Anthion developed 67 different modules, three had successful flybys of the four closest U.1 waypoints in our Sector, 7G.

Long Line Trajectories Imaging (LLTG) provided  their much-needed data points amalgamated from the CircumStellar System (CSS), the Solar Center Systems (SCS), and finally the Center Stellar Colloquium (CSC). Via 8 local subspace relays, information is sent to various lab-posts for simultaneous review. 

Close range scans further investigate slanted spacetime, specifically the visualization of accretion of gasses along the Polar Globular and the Polar Spherical Time Funnels at the center of our local antimatter cluster.