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Eldorado

First work of art to be lost in space

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Eldorado

"Trevor Paglen’s $1.5 million satellite has been lost in space—and Donald Trump’s 35-day government shutdown in January could be to blame. The pioneering artist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient successfully launched his ambitious installation, Orbital Reflector, into space at the end of last year, but prolonged radio silence from the government during the unforeseen shutdown meant that engineers missed the window to complete the deployment of the work, a 100-foot-long diamond-shaped mylar balloon that could be tracked from earth."

Full report at Art Net:https://news.artnet.com/art-world/trevor-paglen-orbital-reflector-lost-space-1533073

At The Architects Newspaper: https://archpaper.com/2019/05/trevor-paglen-orbital-reflector-lost-forever/

 

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OverSword

So does this artist wish they had funded the wall now I wonder?

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Buzz_Light_Year

So you don't track satellites during a government shutdown? I have to call BS on this one.

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