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I will be...

I will be...


unknown, cutout shapes

Moon Gallery, Nanoracks, Voyager Space

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 

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:

Artwork name:

I will be...




Imaginary Futures


South Africa

This work is part of the following collection:

Moon Gallery

unknown, cutout shapes



1 x 1 x 1 cm



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


Imaginary Futures

South Africa

Imaginary Futures


Moon Gallery


Moon Gallery


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