samantha jones - uk

Above us only sky

Metal, audio, satellite navigation


“Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today


Imagine all the people

Living life in peace”


Lyrics John Lennon. Liverpool, UK


Liverpool born Sam used GPS to plot the geographic location of Shatana. This yielded an unexpectedly high number of satellites in the sky above it. To highlight this, with the aim of drawing into question why there would be so many satellites above an unknown village, Sam located and field-recorded a number of exact geographic positions. Local crafts people cut these positions out of aluminium, they were placed back in the village to deflect and disrupt the satellites’ signals. The audio recordings where then placed in a local house, unobserved by the satellites roaming above.