My fluxface in space contribution
Thought you might like to know about a little project I am involved in, where a digital copy of one of my meteorite photograms + a photo of me with my artwork will be launched into space onboard the final NASA space shuttle mission.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) will launch at 8:47pm BST on Friday 29th April 2011. Here is a bit about the project.....
The Fluxface Exhibition Poster by Angela Ferrara
As my darkroom (photogram) art is made using meteorites, it seems only right that at some point it should go to space, as that's where it all originates from, well, you could say that about all of us too. The organisers are heralding this as an historic exhibition as apparently this is the first international group art exhibition in space.
The exhibit is expected to travel around the surface of the world as well, while the digitised versions are touring space on board the Space Shuttle, the actual artworks will be exhibited in a touring exhibition here on earth. In October 2010 the touring show kicks off at the Kennedy Space Station in Florida where the Launch will occur, after that it's next stop is at the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas, it will continue to tour the world and it is expected to be seen by many thousands in art centers, museums and other art gallery environments.
You can read more about my space themed photogram and cliché verre artwork made with meteorites over on my website... www.jobradford.com