To Space, From Earth
Space Art DNA Capsule
To Space, From Earth is a Space Art DNA Capsule that utilizes emergent biotechnology to carry a visual message to space. Artworks are encoded into synthetic DNA to be launched on a spaceflight. To store the artworks in DNA, they are digitized and converted from binary data to the DNA bases represented by the letters A, T, G, and C. The encoded DNA sequences are synthesized using a silicon-based platform and preserved in a specialized capsule built for spaceflight. DNA is nature’s oldest and most resilient data storage method. To Space, From Earth will serve as an important record of human history and the biosphere. The artwork traveled to space aboard Space Perspective’s inaugural test flight in 2021 and currently floats in space as part of the Moon Gallery in the International Space Station (ISS) since 2022.
Materials: Digital artwork, synthetic DNA, metal capsule
Year: 2019 – 2022
Image Credit: Yoko Shimizu, Beyond Earth, Space Perspective, Moon Gallery
Biodiversity in Space
Materials: Plants, microorganisms, human DNA
Year: 2019 – present
Exhibitions: BioBAT Art Space (2022-2023), International Space Station (2022), Museum of Design Atlanta (2022), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2020-2021), NEW ENERGY TOKYO (2022), rooms Tokyo (2021)
Image Credit: Yoko Shimizu,, Moon Gallery
Space Perspective is a human spaceflight company whose zero emissions Spaceship Neptune provides access to the edge of space for tourism flights and payloads from Kennedy Space Center.