Today, August 27 2003, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been for 60,000 years - a mere 56 million kilometres away. The Mars Patent is seizing this rare opportunity to transport a new artwork to its Mars Exhibition Space (MES) - 'Signal from Mars' by Marianne Heske. Since perfecting the High Reality Machine (HRM_1.0n) in 2001, the Mars Patent has offered free transportation of artworks to its MES. A scientific explanation of the process is provided on the Mars Patent web site, along with geological and meteorological conditions of the MES and copies of works already exhibited on Mars. Artworks may be submitted by completing an online form and, once a work has been teleported to the MES, you can keep an eye on it via live web cam footage (note - reverse transportation is not yet available). - Helen Varley Jamieson
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