Passage to TOI-700 d (the New World) 
Steel, resin, paint, light
18'H × 5'W × 24'D

Passage to TOI-700 d is a portal to a second Earth, from a future where the colonization of extraterrestrial land has been conducted.

Humanity’s search for a new home has been conceptualized as the path to salvation, echoing the Eurocentric “new world” rhetoric that fueled the colonization of the Americas. The current expansion of territory, reframed through an anthropocentric lens, views extraterrestrial land as resources awaiting possession.

As viewers encounter this structure, the allure of another world beckons. They must choose their actions: Do they give in to their desire to explore and risk repeating the history of colonization? Or search for an alternative way out for life on earth?

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