In the outer reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, a being from a planet of sand and sky makes their way across a dune sea to investigate a mysterious object that has crash landed. Amongst the wreckage, the being discovers a strange golden disc and awakens the spirit of Humanity within it.
THE STORY OF VOYAGER
n 1977, NASA accomplished a task never before imagined, launching the Voyager I & II Spacecrafts on a grand tour of the solar system and beyond - into the mysteries of interstellar space with a message from life on Earth. Each craft was outfitted with a unique golden phonograph record: an interstellar message-in-a-bottle, a time-capsule launched into infinity, to introduce our civilization to beings from beyond who might one day find these probes billions of years from now.
The records contain dozens of natural sounds heard on our planet, music from all cultures, spoken greetings in 55 languages and hundreds of images encoded in analog that depict humanity as we are - who we are.
Voyager I entered interstellar space in 2013 and is currently 13 billion miles away from Earth. Imagine, in 40,000 years messages of the human spirit will be within 2 lightyears of a nearby star. Etched on the record’s golden-plated jacket is a diagram explaining where it came from and how to explore its contents.
For our 5th anniversary, we imagine a future where the Golden Record is discovered by beings inhabiting a remote desert planet in the far reaches of the galaxy, where the sands are vibrant and the skies, deep blue.
What will you discover among the rocks and dusty dunes, between the shimmering mirages and unknown constellations?
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4043 N Ravenswood Ave - Chicago, ILLINOIS
three floors - three stages - numerous installations