PSO J318.5-22 does not have a host star

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"PSO J318.5-22 does not have a host star"* equates the lack of relation between the star and the planet with neon lights and the relational features of the sentence. The darkened "does not have a host" is not read at the first glance and the spectator initially only sees the name of the planet and the term 'star'. The lack of a connector between the two terms is perceived as the void between the star and the planet. Such similarities are also present in the spatial relations in space. The work depicts this lack through neon lighting and the grammatical structure of the sentence.

First discovered in 2013, the planet dubbed PSO J318.5-22 is a free floating object that does not, insofar as it has been observed, revolve around the orbit of star. It is conjectured that such planets are shot out of their planetary systems via gravitational perturbations or formed via hitherto undiscovered forms.

“PSO J318.5-22 does not have a host star”, 2015, neon tubing, acrylics, cables.

“PSO J318.5-22 does not have a host star”, 2015, neon tubing, acrylics, cables.