13 Mar 2014

Tiny satellite

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 13 March 2014

Julian Priest has a degree in physics, a background in communications, but this weekend will see one of his artworks blasted off into space. The Whanganui artist has programmed one of the world's smalled satellites, measuring just four square centimetres, to tell a tragic tale as it collects and immediately deletes data while orbiting earth. It's part of a project run by a PhD student at Cornell University in America, 199 other tiny satellites will also be on the launch, but Julian Priests will be the only one which is a work of art.