Piazza San Marco, Venezia
September 7 to November 19, 2006
VENETIAN SATELLITE was installed in Caffè Florian, one of the oldest cafés in Italy, opened in 1720. The sculpture is made of welded steel and Murano glass with a scrolling LED sign saying "Welcome, You Are Here, Communicate" in five languages, and internal computer-controlled LED lighting in multple colors. This sculpture is inspired by Telstar, the first communications satellite. Telstar was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on July 10, 1962 and was the beginning of direct TV, emails, international phone calls, cell phones and more. By coincidence, VENETIAN SATELLITE is almost exactly the same size and weight as the original Telstar, which tied together the ears and eyes of the world. It is my hope that VENETIAN SATELLITE inspires the same.
Accompanying VENETIAN SATELLITE is the MOONIK family, my Martian friends, who have to come to Venice to see canals that flow, people communicating face to face in Caffè Florian and artists working with their hands.
Venetian Satellite may be acquired. Please contact:
Judi Harvest Judiart2000@aol.com Tel. 001- 212-960-3100