interplanetary landscape

2014

Format 1: 132 x 202 cm / 52 x 79.5 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Format 2: 67 x 102 cm / 26.3 x 40.2 in, edition of 6 + 2 AP
Hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame

“interplanetary landscape” focuses on the similarities between Mars and Earth. Geologic evidence suggests that in its distant past. Mars could have been warm and wet on a global scale. Intense geologic activity has reshaped the surface of the Earth, erasing evidence of our earliest history. Martian rocks could be even older than rocks on the Earth, so exploring Mars may help us decipher the story of our own geologic evolution including the origins of life on Earth. Both planets are coming closer together now as we intensify the scientific exploration of Mars, constantly extending the visual mapping of our neighbor planet.

The artwork “interplanetary landscape” merges a photograph taken by the artist in Mars Valley in the Atacama Desert in Chile with high resolution pictures taken by the Mars rover Curiosity, which is currently active on the Martian surface, sending images and scientific data back to Earth on a daily basis. Before the rover was sent to Mars, it was tested in the Atacama Desert. The artistic fusion of both planets is a metaphor for the next step in human evolution – becoming a bi-planetary species.

Imprint

Personally liable:
Michael Najjar

Design concept & coding: Matthias Hübner, possible.is
with support by Marco Land

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