The AAS Division for Planetary Sciences Conference 2015 will be curating “The Fourth Annual Planetary Science Art Exhibition”, a selection of artwork inspired by and exploring the concepts of the Planetary Sciences. They aim to feature 2-D work in any media, with some spaces for sculpture and digitally native works. DPS members as well as local and international artists whose works discuss Planetary Science to apply to be exhibited.
By traditional definitions, space art includes all artistic expressions related to, or inspired by, space through the use of traditional techniques and techniques unique to the properties of space. Space art inspires exploration, captures the beauty of cosmic phenomenon, and helps to communicate concepts otherwise impossible to visualize using conventional means. Space art satisfies a basic human need to express philosophical and religious questions, regarding how we perceive space and its potential uses, today and in the future.
Space art falls into several categories, such as:
Fine art which exploits sensory experiences generated through space exploration
Art which expresses the new psychological and philosophical conceptions developed through the exploration of space
Art in space, viewed from Earth
Art on Earth, viewed from space
Art in space, viewed in space
The applied arts such as space architecture, interior design and furniture design
Fine art which takes advantage of new technologies and materials created through space activities
Scientific illustration, painting, or other 2D artwork inspired by space initiatives
Microgravity artwork designed for, or facilitated in microgravity environments or simulators (e.g. parabolic flights)
Representational/conceptual artwork inspired by space technology
Biological art inspired by developments in space related fields
Electromagnetic art (x-ray, laser, radio)
Artwork designed for other celestial destinations
New media artwork inspired by space
Electronic artwork inspired by space
Performance/music artwork inspired by space
Space art plays the following roles in society:
Visualization and inspiration
Outreach and education
Documentation and communication of space activities and experiences
Support and encouragement for scientific exploration
CSS-Alberta Executives (Nathan Armstrong, Catherine Hazin, and Jimmy Hazin) accompanied a delegation of fifteen, representing leaders in Calgary's maker movement at "The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth". The Bay Area Maker Faire 2014 was held May 17-18th in San Mateo, California to recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and joy that can be discovered in makers everywhere and in everybody who makes.
During the event, MAKE magazine interviewed CSS-Alberta Chairman, Jimmy Hazin and Pisces Project Creative Director, Jeff De Boer about the Pisces Project.
The Pisces Project was one of 1100+ maker exhibits, presentations, and performances showcased. The event was attended by over 130,000 attendees hailing from over 42 countries and 49 states . Here are some pictures of the CSS Pisces Project booth:
CSS is hosting a Space Art Exhiition in September 2013 in Calgary, Alberta Pending funding, this exhibit will also be exhibited in Toronto in 2014. The CSS Space Art Exhibition will feature artwork by Canadian and internationally renowned space artists. The launch of the exhibition will include a ticketed space art performance event, and is currently scheduled for September 12. The CSS Space Art Exhibition and Performance is partnered with a city wide art and technology festival “Beakerhead”.
The CSS Space Art Exhibition will provide an opportunity for established Canadian artists in a multitude of artistic disciplines to express philosophical questions regarding how people perceive space and its potential uses, today and in the future. The purpose of the Space Art Exhibition is to inspire and educate the public on space developments, and examine the impact these innovations are making on culture via artistic expression. Collaborations between CSS principal space artists and CSS space experts will be documented and presented publicly through presentations, workshops and on-going exhibitions.