Yesterday was an important milestone in art and in my own participation in NASA’s space program with the launch of the last manned shuttle Discovery heading to the Space Station. A reproduction of my work is included with a group of international artists aboard Space Mission STS-133 which departed the NASA Kennedy Space Centre at 4:50 pm EST.
A recent project Gary A. Bibb, in collaboration with Cecil Touchon. Fluxface in Space documents the entries by 127 artists from 26 nations to NASA’s public program whereas you could submit a photo and your name to be added to a microchip going along for the ride to the Space Station.
This wasn't my first participation with art in space but one of many "performances" on the theme - go to June 2010 entries in this blog to see more about past activities.
Last September I arranged for a group of Fluxus artists to visit Kennedy Space Center, performing throughout the day. See the blog Inter-Florida FLUXUS Tour for full documentation of the tour. During this tour we exhibited (and almost lost in weightlessness) a copy of the Fluxface in Space project.