Forever Now was conceived by Willoh S.Weiland as the third in a trilogy of artworks about art in outer space.
The project was a collaboration between Willoh S.Weiland, Brian Ritchie, Thea Baumann, Jeff Khan, Susan Cohn and Narinda Reeders with the assistance of Mark Pritchard.
On this website, the works selected for the record say ‘selected’ next to the name of the artist. Works were selected that got clear Yes’s from all the curators, without considering the location and gender of the artist. The process, though intuitive, also considered how the artist responded to the brief, the work’s relationship with the Voyager Record and its reflection of the work’s 21st century historical context.
Following this process they considered the natural imbalances in the material that happened from this selection, especially in regard to gender and location.
Please send us an email if you want to ask us about the curation of the record.
3D printers Now in orbit to manufacture assets in space environments. Next up on the manufacturing line – Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi and her 3d vagina selfie.
Called the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar, the instrument will be the first to systematically probe the depths of the forests from space.
Morehshin Allahyari’s Hot Track suggestion to accompany the Forever Now mission to space.
… and do not know how they got there. Russian ISS Orbital Mission Chief Vladimir Solovyev told the ITAR-TASS News Agency – “Results of the experiment are absolutely unique. We have found traces of sea plankton and microscopic particles on the illuminator surface. This should be studied further."
Japanese artist Makoto Azuma collaborates with Sacramento-based ‘JP Aerospace’ to launch botanical objects into space via helium balloons, and documents the skyward journey with Go Pro cameras.
Sign up here to be part of a wonderful opportunity to send your message into space! Directed by Jon Lomberg who worked on the original Voyager mission.
Time Capsule To Mars are seeking public submissions too !
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Jeremy Bailey curated artists' Hot Track Number 2 suggestion to accompany Forever Now’s ejection into low orbit space.
Jeremy Bailey curated artist’s Hot Track to accompany the Forever Now launch.
Zero gravity goal mashup cheer released by the European Space Agency (ESA) during #WorldCup.
And back down to Earth from the International Space Station with NASA’s OPALS (OPTICAL PAYLOAD FOR LASERCOMM SCIENCE).
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Space Adventures pioneering cosmic safari expedition sells two coveted tickets to see Earthrise.
Sputniko! Curated artist’s Hot Track suggestion to accompany the Forever Now mission to space.
MJ hologram performed by impersonator double.
Japan we love you.
This piece was written by Kate Hennessy. She is a writer and editor based in Sydney, a regular music critic – both live shows and new releases – for Fairfax Media and publishes regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, WA Today and The Brisbane Times. More about her here www.thesmallestroom.com.au/
In the 60’s, space exploration was an American obsession. This hour, we chart the path from romance to increasing cynicism. We begin with Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan, with a story about the Voyager expedition, true love, and a golden record that travels through space. And astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the Coepernican Principle, and just how insignificant we are.
OMG Gaga has space fever. Well her and Sarah Brightman, the opera singer, who also plans to record a CD in space and Sarah is going to the international space station which is cooler.
The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft continue exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. In the 34th year after their 1977 launches, they each are much farther away from Earth and the Sun than Pluto. Voyager 1 and 2 are now in the “Heliosheath” – the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. Both spacecraft are still sending scientific information about their surroundings through the Deep Space Network (DSN)…and other cool facts.
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1972 concert film featuring the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy, directed by Adrian Maben. Although the band are playing a typical live set from this point in their career, the film is notable for having no audience.
Read up on Forever Now’s lineage through the Carl Sagan portal.
Pictures by Cristina De Middel, inspired by the infamous Zambian space programme of the 1960s, which never quite took off. In 1964, at the very height of the Space Race, Zambian grade-school science teacher Edward Makuka Nkoloso announced he was creating a national space programme. He claimed he would beat both the Soviets and the United States by launching a rocket that would send twelve astronauts and ten cats to Mars.
This artist’s dream is to make a painting by standing on the surface of the moon. On his site he has instructions about how you can help him. He also has a really comprehensive overview of space art.