The Voyager interstellar probe has travelled further into space than anything, or anyone, in human history. By transcribing the UN Secretary General’s greetings message sent out on the probe as a large-scale woodblock print, the artists rebroadcast humanity’s outward-facing call back towards us. They invite us to reflect on the aspirations at the heart of human endeavour and consider our own place in the universe.
Woodblock print, 84cm x 119cm
Data Anthropologies: Thomson & Craighead
25 March - 20 June 2015 at the Open Data Institute
Pioneering media artists Jon Thomson (b.1969) & Alison Craighead (b.1971) make work informed by long-term, gently critical, explorations of the structures and social constructs of the Internet and the spaces of social media. They work across…