Bananas in Space
Digital mockup of a banana looking at “Aparche” on the moon with the Peregrin Lunar Lander
in the Lunar Codex — Earth’s Moon
My first banana painting, “Aparche,” is on its way to the Moon! The Peregrin Lunar Lander will soon deliver its image included with a payload organized by Dr. Samuel Peralta. “This is the largest, most global project to launch cultural works into space,” Peralta says to the NYTimes.
The information is etched into a nickel-based NanoFiche (below) — a storage media that can withstand electromagnetic radiation, high heat, extreme cold and other elements.
Peralta had originally curated my painting into an exhibition in 2018 titled “Chronicles of a Future Foretold,” possibly foretelling the pandemic and Maurizo Cattelan’s conceptual sculpture with a duct-taped banana.