ACTION POEM. Blasting off into space

To Pier Paolo Pasolini, life itself and one’s actions within it were a form of poetry. This philosophy is a key influence on my way of living, of understanding life and its real magic. Today, 8th September 2016, these two creative events echoed each other and I feel deeply happy.

1. It’s a dream come true: my space loving and pioneering heart blasted off through the stratosphere, part of a rare adventure gathering explorers from all around the world. This photograph from the STELLIFEROUS series has been launched into space aboard the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, at 7:05pm EDT! Stored on a microchip, it will travel a total of 7 years to the asteroïd Bennu and back, then stay in space for millennia on a stable orbit around the Sun after mission completion. The hand refers to some of the earliest and most humble human art forms — the hand stencil — and pushes the limit of this promethean creative urge further into space.

Hand stencil

Learn more about this extraordinary mission here. You can watch the launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Space Launch Complex 41) here. Credit for the two images below: NASA.

OSIRIS-REx in space

Launch

2. My song AR 2529 FLARE, referring to the flare unleashed by the heart-shaped sunspot AR 2529 that happened on the 17th of April 2016, has been broadcasted by the experimental art radio RADIOPHRENIA. More infos here.

Das-Lichtquant AR2529 Flare