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Earth Signal Universe Wide

Yanai Toister

Earth Signal Universe Wide

2022

Radio transmission

n/a

status:

Unknown

A sculpture of radio waves, which will be broadcast from Earth to the ISS and into space, creating a new form of art.

Center for Digital Art Holon
Rakia Mission

Earth Signal Universe Wide is a radio sculpture created via radio transmission performed by several earth-bound stations as well as the International Space Station. The transmission’s magnitudes expand beyond the confines of the solar system, get refracted by celestial objects, travel at the speed of light through the vacuum of space and dissipate as they travel away from the locus of transmission on the ISS.


Radio waves inside earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere encounter damping caused by surfaces, the air, and geomagnetic weather, and will always eventually dissolve in such a material environment. In space, radio waves never lose their energy, only decrease in amplitude as they fanout onwards and away to infinity. Earth Signal Universe Wide is thus a gradient of energy, a never-ending brush stroke that begins at the International Space Station and ends at the far reaches of the universe. The carrier wave transmitted to the ISS is modulated by a signal generated by a seismometer installed on earth, delineating an earth signal as large as the cosmos itself. The work is thus cultural and human: the transmission of a message from earth’s inhabitants that is an expansion of the earth in and of itself.

Technical information

artist

Yanai Toister

title

Earth Signal Universe Wide

date

2022

this work is part of the following collection

Rakia Art Project

medium

Radio transmission

dimensions

n/a

genre

Audio

IAAA art style

Launch

launch date

8 Apr 2022

launch  vehicle

Axiom Mission 1

Orbit

host 

Crew Dragon Endeavour

location

International Space Station (ISS)

launch location

Kennedy Space Center

Return

return date

return vehicle

status

Unknown

launch vehicle COSPAR id

2022-037A

partners

Center for Digital Art Holon
Rakia Mission

Artist

Yanai Toister

artist, writer, and educator

Israel

Nimrod Astarhan

artist, technologist

Israel

Collection

Rakia Art Project

2022

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