International Astronautical Congress IAC (2019): Washington D.C., US

Apollo and the Muses: cultural and technical inspirational knowledge embedded in lunar space arts.

30th IAA Symposium on Space and Society (E5) Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (3)

Sarah Jane Pell & David G. Barnes

Nine contemporary art and cultural research projects were integrated within a 15-day isolated and confined lunar analogue mission simulation. The mission architecture, uniquely customised and curated for the specific parameters of the LunAres Moon/Mars Station in Poland, 2018, also played to the strengths and interests of the transdisciplinary SPECTRA crew. As mission commander, responsible for crew selection, cohesion and project curation, my practice focused on human expression and performance, and the challenges of broadcast and communication. For the duration of the SPECTRA mission, I collaborate with the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform [MIVP] and various remote partners including Lucy Electric LLC and Space Garden Company. MIVP teams produced tools for spatial awareness during simulated EVAs in terrestrial analogue sites, and post-processing large data transmission between global sites for affective visualisation in the CAVE2 and the Monash Future Control Room. Together we designed tactical laboratories for experimental arts to support performance within extreme operational isolated confined environments. Artefacts included immersive media, mixed reality, human-robotic interaction design, and new systems for live art and translocation communication and interdisciplinary human performance research published in Live, and VR formats. Outcomes were real and speculative, poetic and practical with high technical cultural value and human factors benefits during and post-mission. The success of the SPECTRA mission demonstrated ways that the cultural and technical cooperation embedded in the lunar space arts program could give value to the arts and science goals of missions today. Our inspiration was the Apollo programme. While primarily about space exploration, it also represented a meeting of political, technological and ontological paradigms through a global media spectacle, to become a significant moment in cultural exploration. Apollo broadcast and communication achievements for example, conjured inspirational and practical knowledge useful for future lunar mission architectures and the lunar analogue SPECTRA mission.

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This paper (IAC-19,E5,3,12,x48843) was presented at the 70th IAC in Washington D.C. 2019. 30th IAA Symposium on Space and Society (E5) Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (3)

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Human spaceflight performance: bootstrapping the intersection of biometrics and artistic expression through planetary mission analogue EVAs.

IAF Humansapceflight Symposium (B3) Human Spaceflight Global Technical Session (8-GST,2)

Sarah Jane Pell, Ryan Kobrick & David G. Barnes

Nine contemporary art and cultural research projects were integrated within a 15-day isolated and confined lunar analogue mission simulation. The mission architecture, uniquely customised and curated for the specific parameters of the LunAres Moon/Mars Station in Poland, 2018, also played to the strengths and interests of the transdisciplinary SPECTRA crew. As mission commander, responsible for crew selection, cohesion and project curation, my practice focused on human expression and performance, and the challenges of broadcast and communication. For the duration of the SPECTRA mission, I collaborate with the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform [MIVP] and various remote partners including Lucy Electric LLC and Space Garden Company. MIVP teams produced tools for spatial awareness during simulated EVAs in terrestrial analogue sites, and post-processing large data transmission between global sites for affective visualisation in the CAVE2 and the Monash Future Control Room. Together we designed tactical laboratories for experimental arts to support performance within extreme operational isolated confined environments. Artefacts included immersive media, mixed reality, human-robotic interaction design, and new systems for live art and translocation communication and interdisciplinary human performance research published in Live, and VR formats. Outcomes were real and speculative, poetic and practical with high technical cultural value and human factors benefits during and post-mission. The success of the SPECTRA mission demonstrated ways that the cultural and technical cooperation embedded in the lunar space arts program could give value to the arts and science goals of missions today. Our inspiration was the Apollo programme. While primarily about space exploration, it also represented a meeting of political, technological and ontological paradigms through a global media spectacle, to become a significant moment in cultural exploration. Apollo broadcast and communication achievements for example, conjured inspirational and practical knowledge useful for future lunar mission architectures and the lunar analogue SPECTRA mission.

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This paper (IAC-19,B3,8-GTS.2,5,x50558) was presented at the 70th IAC in Washington D.C. 2019. IAF Humansapceflight Symposium (B3) Human Spaceflight Global Technical Session (8-GST,2)

Copyright 2019 by International Astronautical Federation. All rights reserved.

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This work is part of the Performing Astronautics project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Bending Horizon project was co-produced by the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform. The S.U.I.T. Lab project was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the University of Central Florida’s NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium and Space Florida (2017-2018 Florida Space Research Program Award). was partially supported through ERAU research funding (2017-2018 FIRST Award & 2018-2019 FIRST Award). The 'bootstrap' research was partially supported by the ERAU Faculty Research Development Program.

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