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 PAOLO MONTI, THE ONE, 2005 - IN GOD WE TRUST - Track Money. Where’s George?
An opera in orbit

Infra-TazebAu s'pace. Information in revolution.
C.G.B. An epistemologically propelled satellite. R.F.I.D. Sindone 21’37”
Volare” homage to Luca Parmitano, man of the stars – 28 May
Star City Space Center – Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan

curated by Piero Pala

Tuesday 28 May 2013 from 18.00
MLAC – Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea – Polo Museale Sapienza
Palazzo del Rettorato - Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5 - 00185 Roma
until 14 June - from Monday to Friday 15.00 – 19.00

On Tuesday 28 May at the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Paolo Monti’s Track Money. Where’s George? exhibition will be inaugurated. This solo exhibition will present the latest developments in the meta-project InfraTazebAu s'pace 2011. Information in Revolution. C.G.B. An Epistemologically Propelled Satellite. R.F.I.D - Sindone 21’ 37”.    (C.G.B. is the acronym of the Circle dedicated to the epistemologist Gregory Bateson).

The work was conceived for the microsatellite EduSat-G.A.U.S.S. (Astrodynamic Group at “La Sapienza” University) and was launched into orbit August 17th 2011 from the Space Centre at Yasny in Russia.

As Chantal Cappelletti, project coordinator recalls: «With the creation of this satellite we wanted to unite science with art by installing on board Paolo Monti’s work Sindone 21’ 37”, comprising a “blanched” dollar deprived of its symbols which was signed by all of us at Gauss and the artist himself.  This work falls into the most ample gamma of Monti’s work that pauperizes money with an aim to transform it from being a symbol of power to one of union».

Monti’s project emphasizes his production of creative and fleeting impulses on a systemic horizon where comprehension of transformation and invariance is all yet to be explored. Observation of the world interconnects the artist also beyond the earth’s surroundings.

His plan of action resides in a complex vision where art is about an activity of research with cybernetic presuppositions in which creative experience embraces an idea of evolutionism, both biologic and anthropologic; the outlines do not only delimit the aesthetic field but also, strongly, question the ethic dimension in relation to the perceptive and imaginative capacity.

The satellite EduSat-Gauss was chosen by Monti as his personal gallery, the first gallery in orbit, in homage to Lucio Fontana’s spacialism. The exhibition is dedicated to the sky-walker Luca Parmitano who - on May 28th, will leave on the space mission 'Volare' ISS36/37 of the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI-NASA).

At the exhibition it will be possible to trace the orbital path of Monti’s Sindone 21’ 37” in real time.

NORAD ID: 37788 / Int'l Code: 2011-044A / Perigee: 644.7 km / Apogee: 701.8km                             
Inclination: 98.2 ° - Period: 98.1 minutes - Semi major axis: 7044 km
Launch date: August 17, 2011 /
Source:  Italy (IT)  / Comments:  EduSat is a microsatellite built by the University of Rome
Real time satellite tracking     -   
Real time Where’s George? 

What: Paolo Monti, Track Money. Where’s George?
When: 28 May 2013
Where: MLAC – Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea – Polo Museale Sapienza Palazzo del Rettorato - Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5 - 00185 Rome

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source: 28/11/2011



paolo monti
art + science