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Old March 19 2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Bead Me Up, Scotty

Mirror Universe, a unique art show featuring artist Devorah Sperber's beaded Star Trek art, opens this month at Caren Golden Fine Art gallery in New York.

As reported by Wired, Sperber's unique take on the Star Trek world is created out of beads and spools of thread. Mirror Universe is an allusion to the Star Trek Mirror, Mirror episode from the original series.

"The concept and title for this exhibition gelled when I realized every Star Trek series had at least one episode based on the concept of a mirror or parallel universe, which fit in with my ongoing interest in the link between art and science, human perception and subjective reality," said Sperber.

A thirty-seven and a half by sixty-inch photo of Spock took one thousand, two hundred spools of thread to make. An image of Star Trek: The Next Generation's holodeck took nine thousand, six-hundred spools. An image of Captain Kirk using twenty-five thousands semi-translucent plastic beads strung onto monofilament is supposed to recreate the look of Kirk beaming up.

"The beaded figures are the most time-consuming works I have done to date," said Sperber. "In addition to laying out the beads in the correct order and stringing them onto monofilament, aligning the beads and attaching them to a hanging apparatus took weeks and weeks for each figure."

To read more and to see examples of the artwork, head to the article located here.

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Old March 19 2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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Here is Devorah Sperber's website, with pictures of her work.

And here is the website for the gallery showing her work.
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Old March 20 2008, 05:14 AM   #3
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Awesome!
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Old March 20 2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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"Star Trek series had at least one episode based on the concept of a mirror or parallel universe" I could be wrong which wouldn't surprise me but I don't remember [COLOR=#041be5]star trek voyager[/COLOR] or STNG having a mirror episode.
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Old March 20 2008, 05:16 PM   #5
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TNG had Parallels, which while not related to "the Mirror Universe", showed several alternate realities.

I'm blanking on a Voyager equivalent, though. "Deadlock" might qualify.
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Old March 20 2008, 07:00 PM   #6
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Love the title of the article!!
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Old March 20 2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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Yeah, the quality of the titles has really improved in creativity over the last half year or so.
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Old March 20 2008, 10:05 PM   #8
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Lindley wrote: View Post
TNG had Parallels, which while not related to "the Mirror Universe", showed several alternate realities.

I'm blanking on a Voyager equivalent, though. "Deadlock" might qualify.
"Non Sequitur" is more of an alternate reality episode. There are several that dealt with similar concepts of what-might-have-been without actually being alternate universes, like every episode that ever unhappened, "Living Witness," and "Course: Oblivion."
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Old March 22 2008, 05:51 AM   #9
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Yeah, the quality of the titles has really improved in creativity over the last half year or so.
Well I can only say "Actor/Actress talks 'Star Trek XI'" SO many times before even I want to blow my head off!
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