PROTOTYPE # 1: CONSTELLATION – COLUMBIA:
MODEL OF A SPACE MONUMENT
A) Simply click the red ‘ON’ switch and release into the environment…
B) Battery life is aprox 1 hour in total.
C)Please conserve energy by switching off when not in use.
D) To stop vibrating gyroscopic modules tilt to deactivate mercury switches.
E) Extend aerial on module 6: Please tune radio to appropriate static source.
This title is a survey of The Arts Catalyst’s pioneering zero gravity projects carried out over the last ten years. Beginning with a contextual overview, the book traces the development of the projects and discusses the collaborations with Kitsou Dubois and Imperial College’s BioDynamics group, and the inauguration of the MIR (Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research) consortium which gives international artists the opportunity to carry out individual projects in zero gravity.
Essays by Eduardo Kac, Marina Benjamin, Rob la Frenais, Kodwo Eshun. Introduction by Nicola Triscott.
Featuring pojects by: Kitsou Dubois, Mike Stubbs, Ansuman Biswas & Jem Finer, Andrew Kotting, Dr Antony Bull, Morag Wightman, Louise K Wilson, Flow Motion, Marcelli Antunez Roca, i-DAT, Otolith Group with Richard Couzins, Yuri Leiderman, Vadim Fishkin, Marko Peljhan, Dragan Zivadinov, Andrei & Julia Velikanov, Mikhail Ryklin, Dr Rebecca Forth
Published by The Arts Catalyst, 2005
Edited by Nicola Triscott and Rob la Frenais.
Designed by PKMB/Paul Khera
98 pages, softback, illustrated in colour and b&w
Dimensions 250 x 250 mm, weight 510g