VOYAGER

VOID

 

curated by Marina Bastianello

 

opening Friday 15 November ore 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

from 16 November to 23 December 2019

 

The Galleria Massimodeluca is pleased to present VOYAGER, a solo show by VOID (from 16 November to 23 December 2019, opening on Friday 15 November ore 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.).

 

On August 20, 1977 the most visionary explorative mission begun: the Voyager 2 probe, followed two weeks later by its twin Voyager 1, was sent into the space. Today, these probes represent the most distant human object in existence and continue their journey through interstellar space at a speed of 17 kilometers per second. Inside them, the probes contain phonographic records in gold, called Golden Records, on whose surface is engraved a message addressed to any extraterrestrial intelligence capable of deciphering it.

 

The record consists of coded images and sounds (music, voices, animal sounds, machines, the speech of the president of the United States of America, etc.) that attest to our existence on earth. A small encyclopedia of humanity. The result is a scientific/cultural narrative, in the form of a modern cosmogony, of a world, the one of human beings, which seems to get closer and closer to its own semi-programmed obsolescence. The Golden Records could one day be the only evidence of the existence of humanity.

 

The Voyager project is one of the research areas explored by the collective VOID during their 6-month residency at the ISCP (New York) in 2019. Around this project was created a corpus of works, still in the expansion phase, which uses, analyzes and appropriates the visual and sound data engraved on the Golden Records, on the basis of both the sociological interest and the nature of the process itself, and of the cultural contents it conveys as a starting point for reflections and possible and dystopian scenarios.