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I will be...

Imaginary Futures

I will be...

2022

unknown, cutout shapes

1 x 1 x 1 cm

status:

Returned

I will be … is an attempt at a collective statement with Imaginary Futures participants form South Africa to capture different symbols and simple images that represent a wish or aspiration for the future.

Voyager Space
Nanoracks LLC
Moon Gallery Foundation

For the past 5 years the Imaginary Futures project has been gathering stories and projecting future ideas from creatives – most of which have not had a chance to voice their experiences and views. The creative sessions started off in the form of an interactive planetarium show and eventually grew into an online immersive experience programme connecting unlikely collaborators and unearthing new narratives and speculations around our unknown future.


The activities can be found under imaginaryfutures.org 


I will be … is an attempt at a collective statement with Imaginary Futures participants form South Africa to capture different symbols and simple images that represent a wish or aspiration for the future. In this sense the resulting simple shapes start to embody a new script of imaginings.


The cutout shapes are accompanied by reference words submitted by the participants:

Brave /water / voice / health / food / connection / touch / breath / kin / discovery / circle of life / impermanence / freedom / peace / growth / nature / light 


The symbols and words were both submitted for the Moon Gallery artwork, but also collected from workshops over the past years by the following participants:

Aja Marneweck / Ciara Struwig / Elrico Plaatjies  / Manzikazi Scota / Mark Edwards / Mariette Erwee / Miné Kleynhans / Nataniël Pokwas / Ofentse Letebele / Paul Setate / Perseverance Mavuso / Reginald Milanzi / Reitumetse Lebatla / Selanvor Platjies / Sifiso Teddy Mhlambi / Sylvia Kalane / Thulisile Princess Binda  / Violet Isaacs / Wayne Reddiar / Wendy Menong / Xolisile Bongwana  / Zanda Nosenga / Marcus Neustetter

Technical information

artist

Imaginary Futures

title

I will be...

date

2022

this work is part of the following collection

Moon Gallery

medium

unknown, cutout shapes

dimensions

1 x 1 x 1 cm

genre

Sculpture

IAAA art style

Launch

launch date

19 Feb 2022

launch  vehicle

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Orbit

host 

International Space Station

location

LEO, International Space Station (ISS)

launch location

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Return

return date

11 January 2023

return vehicle

SpaceX Dragon 2

status

Returned

launch vehicle COSPAR id

2022-015B

partners

Voyager Space
Nanoracks LLC
Moon Gallery Foundation

Artist

Imaginary Futures

South Africa

Collection

Moon Gallery

2022

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