MOON GALLERY : An Educational Program to build Strategies for implementing An International Art Gallery on the Moon.
Introduction - A short History of Art on the Moon:The Moon Museum is a small ceramic wafer three-quarters of an inchby half an inch in size. The artists with works in the "museum" are RobertRauschenberg, David Novros, John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg,Forrest Myers and Andy Warhol.- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_MuseumFallen Astronaut: 8.5 cm aluminium sculpture by Paul Van Hoeydonck.- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_AstronautA Gallery on the Moon project: Concept:- An international collaborative art work and Moon villagepromotion structure.- A crowd sourced online gallery of images created by aninternational group of participants.- A 10 by 10 cm patch of Lunar Rover exterior paneling isone intended venue for this Gallery.- A robust online presence, promotion structure and disseminationof information/teaching materials related to the programalong with the potential of realising an art work on the moon.Format:A 10 x 10 cm square can be split into 100 cels of 1 cm x 1 cm.It can be split into even more equal sizes down to the pixel. Ahi definition 10 x 10 cm printed image could have 1000 x 1000pixels. That is 1 million pixels. The current initiative is to defineand develop the aesthetic approach to this structure.Digital Format:Through an online interactive web platform individuals couldinput their designs into the grid. Over a set time period andwith multiple submissions from the public a variation of designscould be collected into an archive representing a broadspectrum of aesthetic approaches to a set of guidelinesProject outline/structure:1] Research , concept development, collection of informative materials.2] Design & Implementation of website & international call for artisticproposals/submissions.3] Selection Process of submitted works and management of aestheticorganism online.4] Potential implementation of gallery on the moon via ESA lunar roveror other craft destined for the moon.Project Abstract:The Moon Gallery is a proposal for defining and promoting theevolution of an aesthetic organism. The three main componentsof this project are research , collaboration and archive.The Research component is directed toward the developmentof context , informative materials and structure for the promotionof a call for artistic submissions. The Collaborationcomponent is the implementation of the online creative tooland website designed for collecting submissions and showinga realtime evolution of the 'aesthetic organism'. The Archivecomponent is both the dissemination of an online resource ofimages and artist proposals along with a possibly randomselection of proposals fabricated into an actual material installationon the moon surface in the 10 x 10 cm grid format.What is an 'aesthetic organism'. A petri dish is good for growingbacteria cultures while a website is good at growing visualcultures. The 10 cm x 10 cm grid structure along with an onlinesignup and submit image structure could develop a largeamount of submissions over time with good promotion. Eachsection of the grid relates to both the biological concept ofcells and the understanding of perspective. As the grid is filledwith more and more input / imagery, the more it evolves. Overtime an expanding stack of grids will create a 3d space ofaesthetic intentions. What can we find out by such a constructionof content. What is there to gain from studying the outcomesof such a visual social experiment? At the very leastthe intention of this endeavour is to raise awareness and interestin space and the moon village project along with attemptingto develop a program which can have the potential toinspire new explorers of the imagination, perspective andspace through a collaborative, interactive and evolving webproject.Additional Information - Current progress:This Initiative of implementing a strategy for an International Art Gallery on the Moon is in a preliminary phase of sketching out ideas and methods while building a resource of information and developing a platform on the web for an international call to participate. In February 2018 Sitnikova and Zaklynsky have participated in meetings at Estec with MoonVillage Colleagues and have begun preparations for collaborations. Sitnikova and Zaklynsky have initiated the residency with the MoonVillage project at Estec and will be working at Estec on a weekly basis for the next 6 months to year. We have tentatively scheduled presentations at The Royal Academy of Art and Willem De Konig Academy to engage younger artists into the project. We are in Planning stage for developing a series of presentations and Lectures at Pulchri Studio in Den Haag from May 19 to June 12, 2018. The Moon Gallery Project has been accepted into the 6th European Lunar Symposium in Toulouse, France. We have also begun a collaboration with the EuroMoonMars Team to develop a test launch of the general moon gallery project and to explore its physical implementation and interaction with moon villagers.Connected to the research and conceptual development of this initiative we are producing a series of large scale 2 x 2 m paintings which utilise custom built drawing machines. These paintings will show a study of the grid format mentioned previously in various abstractions. We will also use these machines to plot the paths of satellites around the earth with via a collaboration with computer programmers at Estec. An Exhibition of this work along with a presentation on the initiatives development will be presented at Pulchri Studio in Den Haag on the 19th of May and run until June 12th, 2018. - http://pulchri.nl/Other inspirations / conceptual-structural guides:The Magic Square - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_squareMap of the moon: - https://moontrek.jpl.nasa.gov/Interactive Web Art Models: Generative & Crowdsourcing.http://www.thesheepmarket.com/ http://www.swarmsketch.com/Galileo experiment on the Moon: The Hammer Feather Drop.https://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15.clsout3.htmlReferences: The "Moon Village" Concept and Initiative.https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/leag2016/pdf/5084.pdf Space is the Place - MoonVillage ArtScience Residency.http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2017/EPSC2017-982.pdf Launch Your Design With Cheops - Art&Science@ESA.http://blogs.esa.int/artscience/2017/11/02/launch-your-design-with-cheops/ Visual Material:The below images and art work show an evolution in concepts of perspective and space. The invention of techniques to aid in the accurate reproductionof our landscape and environment led to philosophical advancements in concepts of our aesthetic and spiritual nature on one hand while on the other itled to the ability of our species to infer a map of the observable universe we exist in. Our perspective has taken us from the terrestrial to the celestial whilesolidifying the understanding of our place in between. The images aim to illustrate the evolution of our human perspective and our capacity for the explorationof the space within and around us.Brunelleschi's mirror. Filippo Brunelleschi was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance and is generally known for developing this technique forlinear perspective in art. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Brunelleschihttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5051886066_86dd4b1b00.jpgWassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944). Thirty (Trente), 1937. Oil on canvas. 31 7/8 x 39 5/16 in. (81 x 100 cm). Musée national d'art moderne, CentrePompidou, Paris. http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/work-273.phpEllsworth Kelly, 1951. Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance II, Collage on paper. http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/sixty-years-full-intensitySloan Digital Sky Survey map of the known universe. At this scale, no stars are visible. Individual galaxies like the Milky Way are also invisible. Only clusters of galaxies, super clusters and filaments containing millions of galaxies can be seen. http://www.sdss.org/
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
- Pub Date:
- July 2018