Visible From Space
Visible From Space is a thought experiment (2009 – present). It is an open series that exists in multiple materials video, relief prints, installation, projection, handmade paper, artist‘s books, found objects, field notes, interviews, essays, and site specific events. In this work, I am conducting a thought experiment about the phrase visible from space which erupted from a fanciful supposition to create drawings on the Earth so large they would be visible from the moon. For Art2Drone, I am presenting a field report outlining those speculative actions in response to this point of departure conducted in October 2014 while working at the Playa Artists’ Residency in Summer Lake, Oregon. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund. Additionally, this program is supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Paul Catanese is a Hybrid Media Artist, Author, Associate Professor, Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago, ISEA International Board Member, and President Emeritus of the New Media Caucus. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and Stuttgart Filmwinter. Paul is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from Turbulence.org and Rhizome.org.