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July 22, 2014

BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT

Filed under: art — brentabousko @ 6:48 pm

via mebbie

 

EXOBIOTANICA -BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT-

EXOBIOTANICA —BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT-

Date: 2014.07.15
Place: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

 

http://azumamakoto.com/?p=5051

 

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto took his exhibit to another level and sent some plant life into space.

Titled Exobiotanica, the very temporary installation, featuring a 50-year-old pine, hovered about 90,000 feet above Black Rock Desert, Nev.. Makoto accomplished the feat with the help of JP Aerospace, a California-based, volunteer-run program that sends things into space.

The tree launched on a helium balloon equipped with still cameras and six GoPro video cameras tied in a ball that would record the trip in 360 degrees. The device also had GPS to track it once the balloon burst.

 

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He also sent a bouquet with bright flowers to contrast against the dark pit of space.

 

 

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