“We too once lived in this house of stars, and we thought of you”
Murmurs of Earth, Carl Sagan et al. 1978
My question with this project is a simple one: what is communication?
The Voyager record emphasises the “homo musicus”: human beings sing as well as speak. The Golden Record is laden with music and sonic material as a mode to communicate the quality of experience and emotional dimension of being human.
This showing of work is part of the Inside Out showing at the ACA Centre, a group showing by artists, writers & musicians on Residency 161.
You’re invited to a simple interactive experiment with projection and sound on the land where the Voyager probes were launched. An exploration of time and the stars, at a point when Spacex rockets are being launched from Cape Canaveral and the tone, aesthetic and character of space investigation is shifting into a new phase. Communication is not a time capsule, but responsive: this project blends the future longed for in 1977 with the current moment.
Atlantic Centre for the Arts
51.542955,-0.022108 ( The White Building, Hackney)
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Green Room, Phoenix Gallery
The artists will talk about the questions and research behind Of the Spheres and the open call out for publicly created content.