In July of 2018 I drove to the desert to launch rockets. The launch site for the rockets was the Box Canyon Road corridor in the Mecca Hills Wilderness, about 25 miles north of the Salton Sea and 53 miles northwest of Slab City. For the purposes of this project the launch site is referred to as:Meccatopia.
Each rocket contained a payload of rolled Mylar sheets. The Mylar sheets were deployed in low altitude by the rockets. I then photographed the behaviour of each Mylar sheet as it drifted in the wind. The Mylar sheets assumed very specific shapes in accordance with the mechanical forces it encountered, i.e., gravity, wind, heat, and aerodynamic resistance.
S/C U/D is a continuation of 1988 Space Clasp (2014)