ROSETTA EARTH 2012 / 13 LES HETEROTOPIES 2011 / 12 MARS_SPIRIT 2009 / 12






THE ROSETTA EARTH PROJECT  
2012 / 13
paintings and a concept for a spatial installation



Fifty to ninety percent of the world's languages are predicted to disappear in the next century, many with little or no significant documentation. Imagine the year 2220 when the first alien mission hits earth and delivers a disc, in contrast to the Rosetta Disc and the Rosetta Stone (at the British Museum), only containing one sentence in multiple languages, which says: "HELLO EARTH!".

 The Rosetta Project of 2012 is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers, working on a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone, to last from 2000 to 12000 AD. Its goal is, to build a meaningful online survey and near-permanent physical archive of 1.500 languages.

 While preservation and exploration are inherent in human culture and in scientific and artistic expression, the unknown may also happen: an alien civilization makes contact with earth, before humankind does it.




 

















 




ROSETTA EARTH / LANDSCAPE
oil on canvas  120 x 140 cm
© KLAUS HU 2012/13













RATE OF INTEREST
    oil on canvas  120 x 140 cm
    © KLAUS HU 2013







    



LES HETEROTOPIES 2011 / 12




painting / collages 2011/12
Bellini / Hokusai
Robert Smithson / Sonic Youth
Comparison of time
Non spaces
Non identity
Collaged time








LES HETEROTOPIES I
oil on canvas 180 x 200 cm © 2011/12










LES HETEROTOPIES I
detail









LES HETEROTOPIES II
oil on canvas 180 x 200 cm © 2011/12




 



SONIC YOUTH MEETS SMITHSON
collage_watercolor on paper_36 x 48 cm
© 2011








BELLINI MEETS HOKUSAI
collage_36 x 48 cm
© 2011















SLEEPING ROOM
oil on canvas_60 x 65 cm
ARMORY
oil on canvas_60 x 65 cm
STAIRS
oil on canvas_60 x 65 cm
MARS (German version)
oil on canvas_60 x 65 cm 
© 2011








MARS_SPIRIT 2009 / 12



MARS_SPIRIT

installation - research - painting - edition - model - book

While questions of intellectual property and the era of financial crisis melt 
with strategies of survival, a recent research is based on one photographic series, 
shot by the Mars robot "Spirit", whose panoramic and fragmented images show empty and stony landscapes, sometimes in true color, sometimes 
in false colour and sometimes in 3-D in low- and high resolution 
(bridging an up to 320 Million km distance of data transmission). 
The records distributed by NASA question intellectual property, identity, 
science and narrativity in current global crisis of climate and finance. 
They open a new challenge of perception and abstraction, 
referencing Robert Smithson`s research of (mythical) landscape, 
fiction and industrial / archival spaces of the 60's. 

The project researches long distance data transmission of images. 

One Edition of 20 images of this research is printed 
as digital high resolution print 63 x 112 cm, 
and as BOOK, 84 pages, 51 photos, hardcover, limited edition. 








MARS SPIRIT 2009/12

Escapism.
Space flights.
Rock.
Habitat.
Is there a different need to explore space, other than resources?









ISSO15_2
oil on canvas 140 x 140 cm
© KLAUS HU 2009









SPIRIT_S
oil on canvas 140 x 140 cm
© KLAUS HU 2009












HELLO_EARTH
DECELERATION
MARS STATION
drawing / gouache / collage on Ingres / framed
set of 3 / 210 x 85 cm
© KLAUS HU 2009













SOL758A
ISSO14_E-6971
NHOKKAIDO_AST
MACMURDO
oil on canvas, each 60 x 60 cm
© KLAUS HU 2009




model for a MARS STATION
clay approx 40 x 30 x 7 cm & size variable 
© KLAUS HU 2011





MARS-SPIRIT
20 Pigment prints / 20 motifs / ed 1/1 / framed / on Hahnemuehlen Fine Art Pearl each 63 x 112 cm
© KLAUS HU 2010 additional courtesy NASA/JPL CALTECH





















MARS-SPIRIT
video
by KLAUS HU
IMAGES courtesy NASA/JPL-CALTECH
TEXT BY PETER ALLEN "2035" / excerpt
VOICE BY CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON


paper / storyline via: http://www.slideshare.net/klaushu/2035-klaus-hu-peter-allen-english

http://www.slideshare.net/klaushu/2035-klaus-hu-peter-allen










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