Panamarenko - Bing of the Ferro Lusto

Panamarenko - Bing of the Ferro Lusto

Panamarenko brings together the figure of the scientist and that of the naive dreamer and tinkerer. Aside from all kinds of airships and flying machines, he has designed a series of spacecraft of which a selection is shown in Space Odyssey 2.0 in the form of sketches and models.From the end of the 70s, Panamarenko has mainly focussed on the concept of the magnetic spaceship. This spacecraft would not require any internal energy source, but would fly by means of existing magnetic forces. The Zilverschijf (Silver Disk) is one of his first designs. Another model is the elongated interstellar spaceship Vliegende Sigaar (Flying Cigar), a kind of mother ship that would measure over 800 meters long in reality.

The Bing of the Ferro Lusto is a later prototype for a spaceship. The propulsion and navigation of the device was worked out in his theory of cosmic energy and magnetic fields under the title Toymodel of Space. Once launched, the engines use the speed of rotation of the earth to create a kind of boomerang effect.

Other works on display:

Vliegende Sigaar, (prototype & drawing), 1979

Rotating (drawing), 1980

Studie Magnetische proporties (drawing), 1982

Zilverschijf (model), 1984

Toymodel of Space (offset, videotape and book-object), 1993

Bing of the Ferro Lusto (original model), 2002

Bing II (silkscreen), ??



17.02 to 19.05.2013
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