Mammographies through Satellite


Do utópico ao real. Eis que chega pela primeira vez a Portugal as Mamografias por Satélite!
Uma tecnologia de ponta chinesa, improvável, única e nunca antes vista no planeta que pretende revolucionar o exame instantâneo via satélite. São 230 satélites que incorporam sensores térmicos de alta sensibilidade capazes de detectar a uma impressionante velocidade de 27 000 quilómetros por hora múltiplos seios, debaixo e fora de água e até mesmo em cabines telefónicas!

Mamografias por Satélite. O céu não tem limites.



The utopian became real. For the first time, the new invention – Mammographies through satellite! The improbable and unique Chinese point technology which is someting that was never seen before in this planet and it came to revolutionize the instantaneous exam satellite.

The planet earth is surrounded by 230 satellites incorporated with thermal sensors of high sensibility, capable of detecting multiple breasts through an impressive speed of 27 000 kilometers per hour, under and outside of water and even inside of telephone booths!

Mammographies thtough satellite. The sky doesn’t have limits.


A chinese telesales, a phone booth, a calendar that marks the specific days and times when the satellites will be positioned near your city, vouchers with special discounts and a virtual assistant that will guide you through the fantastic world of the satellite mamogramms!

The exhibition stands as a satire about the human condition, reflecting on how our collective experience is currently guided through high technology. A tomorrow where this technology guides and defines us. This tomorrow is getting nearer, and prompting us to believe that medical exams via laser are a possibility. Exams made possible through a satellite orbiting space.

This tale, that sounds impossible and improbable, is actually based on a true story. The events took place in São Bartolomeu de Messines, a small portuguese village and the artist’s hometown, in 2002.

This was actually a scheme, in the form of a prank, fabricated by a doctor. The woman announced this exame as the next big thing in satellite technology. Around 60 women were told to show their breasts at their windows or in specific public spaces, according to a time schedule determined by the doctor. During this period of time, a satellite positioned near the city would fire a laser and capture an image that would originate an instantaneous mammogram.

This epic case came to an end when the exam was revealed to be a fraud. Nevertheless, before this, many women exposed their breasts at the top of a hill, called Penedo Grande, located near the village. The same phenomenon happened in public bathrooms, by their windows and even inside Messine’s sole phone booth, located near the local market.