“Inner Telescope”
a Space Artwork by Eduardo Kac

/// Screening of the documentary film
«Inner Telescope, a Space Artwork by Eduardo Kac»
35’, Virgile Novarina, A production of the Observatoire de l’Espace du CNES, 2017

/// Presenting of the artist’s book «Inner telescope»

Curator: Foad Alijani

/ The Film «Inner Telescope, a Space Artwork by Eduardo Kac»
Created by the artist Eduardo Kac to exist in weightlessness and to be made on board the International Space Station by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the work Inner Telescope lays the foundation for a new form of art and poetry, freed from the constraints of gravity. The film “Inner telescope, a space artwork by Eduardo Kac”, takes us on an artistic and scientific journey from the conception of the work in Eduardo Kac’s studio in Chicago to its realization in orbit by Thomas Pesquet, 400 km away from Earth, during the Proxima mission of the European Space Agency.

With Eduardo Kac, Thomas Pesquet, Gérard Azoulay, Hugues Marchal and Thierry Duquesne. Directed by Virgile Novarina. A production of the Observatoire de l’Espace, the art-science lab of the French Space Agency (CNES), with the assistance of ESA and the support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.

Awards
– ReelHeART International Film Festival, Toronto, 3rd Best Short Documentary, Canada.
– Bronze Remi Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival, USA.
– Best Documentary Short Film, Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor, Mexique.
– Prix des cinémas, Festivals 50.1 du film documentaire, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

/ Marie-Sol Parant Artist Book

Designed to exist in weightlessness by the artist Eduardo Kac and realized aboard the International Space Station by the astronaut Thomas Pesquet, “Inner Telescope” lays the first step of a new form of artistic and poetic creation, freed from the constraints of gravity.

THE INTERIOR TELESCOPE ARTIST’S BOOK was realized in 15 copies, in the workshop Marie-Sol Parant at the Bout des Bordes, in Normandy, in 2017. Numbered and signed by Eduardo Kac.

It consists:
A book in manual typography consisting of seven booklets,
A portfolio of seven prints,
The official Space Poetry polo,
An edition of the Space Poem Inner Telescope,
A black structure made of wood and glass.

©️ Virgile Novarina, Eduardo Kac, CNES, ESA, 2017
©️ Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, 2018
©️ FDAC, Recto Verso, 2019
©️ Paadmaan Projects, 2020

Special thanks to Joris Bossard

March 25-26, 2021
Lajevardi Foundation
Ground floor, Building No. 32, No. 20, Sepand St., Villa St., Karim Khan, Tehran, Iran