Eduardo Kac has created an artwork aboard the International Space Station, realized by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and specifically conceived for zero gravity.
Eduardo Kac has created an artwork aboard the International Space Station, realized by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The work, entitled Inner Telescope, was specifically conceived for zero gravity and was not brought from Earth: it was made in space by Pesquet following the artist’s instructions. The artwork was made from materials already available in the space station. It consists of a form that has neither top nor bottom, neither front nor back.
Viewed from a certain angle, it reveals the French word “moi” [“me”, or “myself”]; from another point of view one sees a human figure with its umbilical cord cut. This “moi” stands for the collective self, evoking humanity, and the umbilical cord cut represents our liberation from gravitational limits. Inner Telescope is an instrument of observation and poetic reflection, which leads us to rethink our relationship with the world and our position in the Universe.
Eduardo Kac: Inner Telescope
11 – 31 May 2017
Black Box Gallery, Copenhagen
8 June – 27 July 2017
Galerie Charlot, Paris
20 July – 19 August 2017
Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro