With space exploration no longer being monopolized by scientists and government agencies, artists are now getting in on the act. Why not launch a satellite with poetry as payload, or a rocket made of sugarcane? These examples of taking artistic expression beyond the grip of gravity are part of a broader citizen science movement revolutionizing our relationship to technological progress and exploration.
Join Future Tense for a happy hour conversation with Juan José Diaz Infante, who launched the poetry-bearing Ulises I Mexican nanosatellite, and Tavares Strachan, a multidisciplinary contemporary artist who has trained in the Russian cosmonaut program. We’ll be discussing the desirability of connecting (quite literally!) the arts and sciences.
This event will be livestreamed on this page. Follow the conversation online using #PoetryInSpace and following @FutureTenseNow.
Tavares Strachan, @TavaresStrachan
Contemporary Conceptual Artist
2014 LACMA Art & Technology Artist Grant Recipient
2009 - 2010 MIT Artist-in-Residence
Juan José Diaz Infante
Director of the Mexican Space Collective
Author of "Ulises I: An Art Mission to Space"
Eric Molinsky, @emolinsky
Host of "Imaginary Worlds" (Panoply)