On April 15, 16, and 17, the first in a series of sonic, visual, and kinetic performances will be created into virtual time capsules
for broadcast to outer space using a custom-built axial mode helical array antenna. Without any affiliations to government, military, or educational institutions, this is one of the first space broadcasts to be transmitted by artists from all walks of life. Designed to be
received by extraterrestrials, time travelers, and the cosmic unknowns, Time Capsules to Space
is an artistic and sociological collection of human interpretations
regarding life on Earth. What would people “send off” to space given
Transmission #1 takes place at Here Art Center in
New York City. Each night calls for a select group of artists to celebrate a different time of earth through their
performances. The 1st night celebrates the Past, the 2nd night the
Present, the 3rd night the Future. From audiovisual jams, to stick
fighting demonstrations, to music and dance performances, each artist is asked to
create a specific piece for the specific purposes of the broadcast.
Audiences have the opportunity to participate by leaving written
messages through the website as well as leaving video messages
immediately after the show.
For all three nights, the Time Capsule Antenna will broadcast the full performances to outer space live! The helical array antenna is constructed of wood, copper, and various
electrical components and should
be about 2 feet long x 1.5 feet wide. An array of 4 antennas
approximately 17 inches in length will be used to maximize the signal
strength, which will travel on a frequency of 5.8 Ghz. This design will
be able to transmit a signal into deep space, approximately 1-2 light
years away from Earth!
Inspired by the launch of the Voyager Golden Record
in 1977, Time Capsules to Space hopes to transmit
interplanetary/interdimensional understanding and to inspire a deeper
human appreciation of Earth’s relationship to the greater cosmic
The funds raised will go towards recouping
the cost of building the Time Capsule Antenna as well as paying the efforts of
all our artists and crew, a total of about 50, for this first transmission.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Funds raised will go towards:
* Personnel - Artist performances, Stage crew, Broadcast camera crew
* Time Capsule Antenna - Research, design, materials, labor
* Stage Design, Camera Rentals, Marketing Materials, Additional Gear
This production is a part of the Spring Artist’s Lodge within
HEREstay, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with
subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative