Shachar Freddy Kislev
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RAKIA’S ART PROJECT AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS)
On April 8th 2022, the Rakia mission launched into space with Israel’s second astronaut on board and the first to go to the International Space Station - Eytan Stibbe. As part of this, and besides scientific and educational tasks, a series of new works of art were created in microgravity conditions, Curated by Udi Edelman.
Art, in all its forms, has accompanied the journey into outer space from the very start. It works as a driver of new possibilities and for reflection on the essence of humanity. Art, which is created for space missions, beyond Earth and relative to Space, stimulates the imagination and ideas that are ahead of their time. Art leads the fantasy of space travel and of the opportunities it holds for mankind. It is an opportunity to contemplate the unknown and man, and to pose challenges for scientists and for ourselves.
The art mission in Rakia seeks to create new, groundbreaking forms, activities and thoughts about the essence of humanity and about these times. The Art Mission is taking place through partnership with the CDA Holon and with the support of Mifal Ha'Pais. 11 selected artists have been invited to develop new artworks that will be done at the Space Station, over the communication medium, with an earthbound perspective of the journey. The artists are supported by Udi Edelman, the mission curator and an advisory board. The works are going to be added as a substantial course in the new space exploration.
Among the topics the artists have been invited to work on are: the non-human dimensions - the astronomical, the molecular, the virtual; the human body in space; psychology of the stay in space; sound and communication in the Space Station; linkages to the scientific and educational missions and their expansion.
Yael Frank, Ohad Fishof, Sachar Freddy Kislev, Liat Segal and Yasmin Meroz, Yanai Toister and Nimrod Astarhan,
Public Movement, Maayan Tsadka, Ofri Cnaani, Collective (Hala Abo Freh, Rom Al Qadi, Ola Alkrenawi, Nasra Ahmad, Yosra Abo Kaf), Asad Azi, Izhar Cohen
For updated details visit: https://www.eng.rakiamission.co.il/arts