Apollo Poetics (2011)

Conceived and created by Bill Psarras Year: 2011

'Apollo Poetics: collecting words from outer space' is an experimental digital video art work, focused on the in-betweeness, the sublime and the poetics of historical moment through the space-transmitted dialogues of Apollo 11. From a conceptual standpoint, Apollo 11 transmitted words and sounds constitute a 'melancholic data' coming from the past. It starts to take visual shape by soaring within the empty space and thus becoming a human-related text matter; derived from the past but looking towards the future.

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digital video, 2D animation, sound, text

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  • Year Created: 2011
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Saturday Jun 16th, 2012
  • Original Url: http://vimeo.com/29140096
  • Work Credits:
    • Bill Psarras, Artist/Creator
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Artist Statement

Credits: Soundscape excerpts were used from 'Amphead', Bass Communion © 2001. Corrected Transcript and Commentary Copyright 2008 by W. Dacid Woods, Kenneth MacTaggart and Frank O' Brien. All rights reserved. All data and sound transmissions were used from the Apollo Flight Journal of NASA. The dialogues are part of 'Apollo 11: Day 1, Part 2, Earth Orbit and Translunar Injection'. NASA copyright ©

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