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Human Frontiers

Human Frontiers


Translucent textiles

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space

Inspired by early inquiries into visualization of 4-dimensional space through cube shape by Charles Howard Hinton in his book “A new era of thought” to create my artwork I’ve decided to focus on the idea of a ‘flattened’ 3d space. As in a 3-dimensional space a 2-dimensional plane has no “corners” to hide behind – so is a 4-dimensional space unfolding a 3-dimensional topology ultimately leaving no hidden nooks. In other words, 4-dimensional existence implies perceiving all sides of a structure at once. Translucent textiles enable the viewer to experience such implications. However, these concepts are challenged by elements of nature – the light is capable of constantly alternating the colors; moving around the structure endlessly transforms the appearance, educating the viewer about the ever-changing topology of the space. The primary and secondary colours become a blended visible spectrum where one colour no longer can be separated from the rest. This endless andlessness of forms, perceptions and concepts is at the heart of being a human. We know there is no bottom or top level to existence, yet we still push further and further with our futile desire to reach the “final frontier” of space-time, thought and being. This tiny sculpture is a testimony to our place in the universum – a visual example of how little we understand and at the same time how bottomless this little quantity is.

Technical information:

Artwork name:

Human Frontiers




Arti Struyanskiy



This work is part of the following collection:

Moon Gallery

Translucent textiles



1 x 1 x 1 cm

Sculpture, Textile


IAAA Art Style:

Launch vehicle / mission:

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Host spacecraft / hardware:

International Space Station



Launch location:

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Launch date:

19 Feb 2022

Orbit / space location:

LEO, International Space Station (ISS)

Return vehicle:

SpaceX Dragon 2

End date:

11 January 2023



Client / Agency:

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space


Arti Struyanskiy



Arti Struyanskiy


Moon Gallery


Moon Gallery


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