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Creating a Public art platform to inspire exploration in everyday settings, integrating smartphone technology for a truly 4D experience
Creating a Public art platform to inspire exploration in everyday settings, integrating smartphone technology for a truly 4D experience
74 backers pledged £16,042 to help bring this project to life.

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The Concept

Space Explorer is a pioneering new model for a large-scale public art exhibition, that inspires exploration, by creating moments of wonder and discovery in everyday surroundings. Space Explorer transcends the restrictions of the stuffy, traditional gallery and utilises mobile phone technology to make the experience richer for everyone. The first instalment in the series - titled Another Space & Time will turn Hackney’s untapped outdoor spaces into a thought provoking journey through North America’s desert communities.

Why?

We believe exploration has the power to inspire – bring a sense of wonder - create a sense of freedom- allow us to dream. We want to restore this sense of wonder and adventure to the everyday. It’s all too easy to get lost in the daily routine; by introducing these unexpected moments of wonder into the city, we can change perspective and challenge perception.

What? 

We are producing three main ways of engaging with people. Firstly the exhibition and accompanying app. Our first show; entitled Another Space & Time is an audio & visual show by documentary photographer Robin Mellor (that's me) which searches for the meaning of life within the desert communities of North America. 

Frank - Another Space & Time
Frank - Another Space & Time

Excerpt from an Interview for TMN: 

"Right now the world is going through huge changes: climatically, socially, financially, and spiritually. I think it would benefit us all to consider this question more regularly. We’re bombarded with all sorts of modern superficial distractions and pressures that make us lose sight of what might be important to us.

By asking this question in the desert, you take away these modern distractions. I found people there to be much clearer in their views of the world—unaffected by our modern societal white noise, having had the mental space and time to fully form their views."

The Exhibition

Our first show is launching (with your help!) in Hackney on October 1st, it’s made up of 20 billboard sized images hidden around the streets of Hackney and accompanying soundscape, which is accessed using the Space Explorer App.

The App

The Space Explorer smartphone app uses GPS technology to lead you around the city, Once in the GPS zone of our artwork, the app will immerse you in the bespoke audio soundscape.

The Mag

The free Space Explorer magazine brings you perspective changing stories from pioneering global explorers, as well as showcasing up and coming international photographic talent from the VSCO community.

Talks & Workshops

We plan to host several days of talks and workshops throughout the exhibition period to educate and inspire the local community. Drawn from a broad range of backgrounds and interests, the common thread of inspiration through exploration will weave its way through our programme. 

What's Next?

This is just the start for Space Explorer, we want to spread our empowering spirit of exploration to cities around the world and with your help we can make this a reality.

The Money

We really need your support to help fund Space Explorer, We've got some amazing partners on board who are helping us in numerous ways but we still need this funding to help pay for the printing and installation of the exhibition artwork and to go towards some of the workshops and talks. 

We've come this far with favours and savings and now are asking for your backing to help us bring this project to life. We are not looking to profit from Space Explorer but to use it as a vehicle to share and connect through the positive powers of exploration.

Thanks!!!

The Rewards

Space Explorer Enamel Badge
Space Explorer Enamel Badge
Space Explorer Enamel Mug
Space Explorer Enamel Mug
Space Explorer T-Shirt
Space Explorer T-Shirt
Another Space & Time Poster
Another Space & Time Poster
Another Space & Time Postcard Set
Another Space & Time Postcard Set
Another Space & Time Postcard Set
Another Space & Time Postcard Set
Another Space & Time Prints
Another Space & Time Prints
Another Space & Time Boxed Print Set
Another Space & Time Boxed Print Set

The Space Explorer Team

Photography and Interviews: Robin Mellor

Art Direction and Design: Yassa Khan

Design: Beatriz Cóias

App Creation: Ech Design & Dynoden

Sound Design: Hana Walker Brown

Copy Writing: Lucy Stehlik, Rupert Murphy & Robin Mellor

Production: Naomi Henderson

Special Thanks:

Mark Smith, Ruth Holland, Jenny Leighton, Danni Mohammed, James Copeman, Ollie Wolfe, Emma Gibson, Nadine Monem, Bindi Kaufmann & Anna Sian.

Risks and challenges

This project is primed and ready to go! We feel confident if we meet our funding targets then we'll push ahead with the project with no further delays.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3.13

    Good Vibrations!

    Receive good vibrations from the whole Space Explorer team for the next year. Watch your life transform! Plus we'll keep you up to date with all the goings on from Space Explorer HQ

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    Founder Member!

    Join the Space Explorer club as a founder member, your name will appear in our first print magazine to go along with the Hackney show, and on our website. You'll also be updated with all future plans, + receive founder member benefits for life!

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    Badge + Founder Member!

    Receive our gold & black Space Explorer enamel pin badge, plus receive all of the founder member benefits.

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    Early Bird Special - Space Explorer T-shirt!

    Show your true spirit to the world with the exclusive Space Explorer T-shirt. We use Earth Positive Tee's whose premium organic cotton is both ethical and made to last.

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    Another Space & Time Postcards + Founder Member!

    A set of 5 postcards from the series in a beautiful archival box.

    Size: A6

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    Space Explorer Enamel Mug +Founder Member

    Receive the Another Space & Time + Space Explorer enamel mug, perfect for your adventures around the world.

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    Another Space & Time Poster + Founder Member!

    Receive our Another Space & Time event poster.

    Size: 50cm x 70cm.

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    Another Space & Time Print - Small

    Receive a photographic print from the show, There's 3 to choose from, please state which number print you prefer from the image in our rewards section at the bottom of the page.

    Size: 18" x 12"

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    Space Explorer T-shirt + Mug Bundle

    Receive the Space Explorer T-shirt and enamel Mug

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    Space Explorer T-shirt + Mug + Poster Bundle

    Receive the Space Explorer T-shirt and enamel Mug + Another Space & Time Poster

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    Postcards From The Road + Founder Member!

    You'll receive inspirational postcards from the road from Robin for the next year.

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    Another Space & Time Print - Large

    Receive a photographic print from the show, There's 3 to choose from, please state which number print you prefer from the image in our rewards section at the bottom of the page.

    Size: 20" x 30"

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    Another Space & Time Print Box Set + Founder Member!

    Receive a beautiful set of 5 Prints from the Another Space & Time Series, in an archival box. Made up of the 3 prints available at the bottom of the page plus 2 secret prints from the show.

    Sized: 16" x 12" with white boarder (not shown in image)

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    A Personal Tour of the Show!

    Robin will take you on a personally guided tour of the Another Space & Time Hackney show with accompanying stories from the road along the way.

    You will have to find your own way to Hackney!

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    Limited Edition Gallery Print 1

    A gallery print from Another Space & Time - Shown in our rewards image at the bottom of the page, image number 1.

    These prints are signed and numbered edition of 10. Printed on Archival Rag paper.

    Size: 40" x 30"

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    Limited Edition Gallery Print 2

    A gallery print from Another Space & Time - Shown in our rewards image at the bottom of the page, image number 2.

    These prints are signed and numbered edition of 10. Printed on Archival Rag paper.

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    Limited Edition Gallery Print 3

    A gallery print from Another Space & Time - Shown in our rewards image at the bottom of the page, image number 3.

    These prints are signed and numbered edition of 10. Printed on Archival Rag paper.

    Size: 40" x 30"

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    A Full Page Ad in Our Mag!

    Receive a full page ad in our Space Explorer Magazine, We're printing 15,000 copies that'll be distributed throughout East London.

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    Become a Sponsor!

    Join the Space Explorer team and come onboard as a sponsor for our Hackney show. You'll receive all of a sponsor benefits including visibility on our app, website and magazine as well as receiving a full page ad in the mag. We love to work with brands who share our adventurous and positive nature.

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