The first official work on the Moon

The first official work on the Moon

Press release from: The Qode
Posted: Wednesday February 23rd 2022

The very first official artwork to be placed on the Moon as part of the NASA CLPS initiative. Space industry organizations have teamed up with one of the world’s most famous artists, Sacha Jafri, to send the world’s first official artwork to the Moon. The artwork was revealed to the world today during a press conference at the United States Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The artwork will be placed on the surface of the Moon later this year by Spacebit, a company developing technology for space exploration, and Astrobotic Technology Inc., a company providing end-to-end delivery services for payloads. towards the Moon. The artistic/humanitarian aspect of the mission was put together by Selenian, a company specializing in the curation of art in space.

This will be the first-ever commercial lunar mission under NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative known as CLPS. The landing site where Jafri’s works are placed will then become a world heritage monument preserved forever.

Sacha Jafri, the Artist:

“The placement of my artwork in the heart of the moon, entitled: ‘We rise together – with the light of the moon’, aims to reconnect humanity to: ourselves, to each other, to our creator and, ultimately, “the soul of the Earth”. With characters, entwined in love, seeking a new understanding of oneness and consequent hope, as they embark on their journey of exploring our inhabited planet to our uninhabited Moon; across space and time, over mountain and star, to unlearn what we thought we knew everything and relearn everything through the hearts, minds and souls of our children; the purest essence we have moved away from thus far, in an effort to shine light on our shattered planet and begin to heal its fractured heart. to create a new vision for our world, focusing on the five pillars that will enable human unit to thrive again: universality, awareness, connection, empathy and equality. »

Images and film can be downloaded using this link

For the full press kit and high resolution images, please click HERE.

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