Indonesian Space Science Society

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Limited edition of 300 copies. Includes poster and insert with text by Ewen Chardronnet, translated by Harold Schellinx. Design by Jean-Baptsite Parré.

“Working with artists, scientists, astronomers and engineers in Indonesia, Venzha Christ established the ISSS (Indonesia Space Science Society) as a framework for the exploration of space from a different perspective. Whilst lacking the means that large space agencies such as NASA have, the Indonesia Space Science Society provides us with a compelling encounter with space nonetheless.

The record ISSS results from the science of radio astronomy. It presents recordings of radio waves from space, sent and collected through self-made radio antennas gathering precise data from astronomical objects in space. The transmitted signals received from the planets and stars are then decoded into audible sounds which constitute the soundscape present in this record.

Text by Ewen Chardronnet, from the Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA).

Ewen Chardronnet is an author, artist and curator based in Paris. Ewen has been active with projects focusing on information systems and tactical media, and engaged in various collaborative works such as the Association of Autonomous Astronauts, Makrolab, Acoustic Space Lab and World-Information.Org. He published in 2001 “Quitter la Gravité”, the French anthology on the Association of Autonomous Astronauts and in 2003 received the Leonardo New Horizons Award. His recent works include electromagnetic waves related artworks with the Spectral Investigations Collective and the journal “The Laboratory Planet”.

His last book “Mojave Epiphany”, published at inculte editions, narrates the history of Frank Malina, an American aeronautical engineer and painter, especially known for becoming both a pioneer in the art world and the realm of scientific engineering.”