ArtScience Museum presents Indonesia Space Science Society, by Venzha Christ
Working with artists, scientists, astronomers and engineers in Indonesia, Venzha established Indonesia Space Science Society as a framework for the exploration of space from a different perspective. Whilst lacking the means that large space agencies such as NASA have, the Indonesia Space Science Society provides us with a compelling encounter with space nonetheless.
The art installation at ArtScience Museum results from the science of radio astronomy. The installation presents radio waves from space, sent and collected through self-made radio antennas gathering precise data from astronomical objects in space. The transmitted signals received from the planets and stars are then visually displayed and decoded into audible sounds which constitute the soundscape present in this gallery. Radio waves, together with light waves, have changed the way we view the Universe and dramatically increased our knowledge of it.
The Indonesia Space Science Society shows us that that space is a continuous source of inspiration that compels practitioners from all fields to understand the universe we are within, using both tools and ideas of science, and those of art.
Venzha Christ (b. 1975, Indonesia) graduated from the Indonesia Institute of Arts Yogyakarta (ISI) in 1996. Focused in new media art, he dedicates himself to conducting research projects in the field of space exploration. He has produced and organized various projects from media performances, festivals and public art installations including at ART|JOG|9 in 2016, with the core theme of art and space science. By titling this installation Indonesia Space Science Society, Venzha Christ in fact launched Indonesia’s very first Space Science Society.