Part 3: The Golden Record

  • About
    The Lebanese Rocket Society
    A tribute to dreamers. PART III :
    The Golden Record
    Video installation and frieze, 19 minutes
    Co produced by The Lyon Biennale, 2011

    It was said that the group of scientists of the Lebanese Rocket Society installed in the head of the Cedar rockets, before launching them, to be able to track their path, a radio transmitter which broadcast on a radio wave a message.
    A few years later, in 1977, American space exploration missions, Voyager 1 and 2, carried messages for potential extraterrestrials, engraved on golden records, of sounds and images selected to “represent the diverse forms of life, history and culture on earth” as a message of peace and liberty. A kind of “interstellar greetings”.
    “The Golden Record” of the Lebanese Rocket Society is a visual and sound installation based on archives of the 60’s and inspired by the memories of the various members of the Lebanese Rocket Society. Similar to a time capsule, the records form a portrait and a sound representation of Beirut and of the world in the sixties.

    Other Installations for The Lebanese Rocket Society:
    Part 1: A reconstitution
    Part 2: The President’s Album
    Part 4: Restaged
    Part 5: A carpet
    Part 6: Dust In The Wind
  • Exhibitions
    « A terrible Beauty is born », 11em Biennale de Lyon, La sucrière, Lyon France
    « How soon is now : a tribute to dreamers », Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon
    « Lebanese Rocket Society: Part III, IV & V ». The Third Line Dubai, UAE
    « L’institut des archives sauvages », Villa Arson, Nice , France
    « Rumo ao Sul (Destination South) », Sam art projects, MUBE, Museum Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paolo, Brasil
    « Lebanese Rocket Society: Part III, IV, V& VI ». Gallery In Situ fabienne leclerc, Paris, France
    « Encounters » , Royal Academy of Arts & Katara, Doha Qatar
    « Lebanese Rocket Society: Part II, III, IV & V ». CRG Gallery, New York, USA
    « Shifting Sands » : CACSA Contempory Art Center for South Autralia, Adelaide Autralia