Mar 21, 2023
Conceptual artist Yasuo Nomura's artwork "PION Plate" launched to the International Space Station.
Singapore - Spacetainment successfully launched the company's first space art project, on 15 March 2023. The art work "Hoshi no Sagakan | Eyes on Us (a.k.a. PION Plate)" by New York-based conceptual artist Yasuo Nomura, is now onboard the International Space Station, which orbits around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 400 km at a speed of 7.7 km/sec.
The "PION Plate" was launched from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, on 15 March 2023 by SpaceX Falcon 9 and arrived safely at the International Space Station. The art work will be exposed to the actual space environment on a special platform installed outside the International Space Station for several months, before returning to Earth.
Spacetainment believes in the power of art to convey the excitement of space to people around the world. With this project, the company hopes to deploy art in space and deliver the company's best sensibilities and inspiration for the future on the most magnificent canvas in human history. The company has also started a project to create an art satellite that will be launched as a sculptural work of art and fly it into low earth orbit to match Yasuo Nomura's world view.
Message from Yasuo Nomura
PION is an installation that can only be completed when it is installed in space, a pure three-dimensional space free from gravity. For this reason, I have launched a space challenge with the vision of developing and launching the first art satellite in human history into space, and then accessing and experiencing it myself. The Plate Project is the first phase of this project, and will be carried out with the aim of widely disseminating this concept to the world.
About Conceptual Artist Yasuo Nomura
InsideOut" and Nomura, a 10-meter-diameter experiential artwork presented at the Shimane Iwami Art Museum as a prototype for an art satellite in 2022. Photo by Shotoku Koh
Born in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, he is a conceptual artist based in New York City.
He graduated from Musashino Art University in 2004 with a degree in oil painting. He received the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Overseas Study Program for Emerging Artists in 2018 and stayed in New York, where he has been based ever since. In 2021, he was awarded a three-year grant from the Vilcek Foundation to create project-based works, and in 2015, he participated in a residency program at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU). In 2015, he participated in a residency program at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), where he developed a unique art practice that targets higher dimensions. PION (PION), which he created in 2020 as a symbol of such Dimensionism, is a work that proposed a new form of world peace in the space age by overlapping the individuality of self and others and making the viewer perceive a third co-creation identity in the space between them. At the same time, however, the experience on earth has a strong upward and downward bias due to gravity, so it aims at space (pure three-dimensional space) as a place where its true value can be demonstrated. The project is currently underway to gather "PION UNITED," a group of people from around the world who will work together to realize this dream, with the aim of actually building the first "PION," an art satellite that will be experienced in space in human history.
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