As with the ‘Planets’ series, ‘Orbits’ is the start of a larger project, referencing Andrei Tarkovsky’s film, Solaris (1971).

On a recent trip to the North American East Coast, Pearman has used the visited landscapes of his trip as circling planetary orbits, suggesting that life experiences all radiate into the conscious pool of ephemeral memory.

The ‘orbits’ include Manhattan, Philadelphia, Boston and Coney Island and are the visible landscapes seen through a glass-mounted montage held up to a camera.

In the Russian science fiction film, the planet Solaris, appears to have the power to create and distort memories of the crew of a space station studying the planet.

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