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 a radio transmitter in the head of the Cedar rockets, before launching them, to track their path. The transmitter broadcast a message on radio waves.

    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