The Golden Record

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    The Golden Record, 2011
    Part 3 of The Lebanese Rocket Society, A tribute to dreamers
    Video installation and frieze, 19 minutes
    Coproduced by The Lyon Biennale
  • 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.

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