Kac: Inner Telescope. The Book.
In February 2016, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet produced aboard the ISS an
artwork by Eduardo Kac, entitled Inner Telescope. This film documents the conception
and the realization of the very first artistic performance in Space.
Created by the artist Eduardo Kac to exist in weightlessness and to be made on board the International Space Station by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the work "Inner Telescope" lays the foundation for a new form of art and poetry, freed from the constraints of gravity. This film takes us on an artistic and scientific journey from the conception of the work in Eduardo Kac's studio in Chicago to its realization in orbit by Thomas Pesquet, 400 km away from Earth, during the Proxima mission of the European Space Agency.
Additional features includes an interview with Gérard Azoulay, head of the the French Space Agency (CNES), an interview with Hugues Marchal, Professor of Modern Literature, University of Basel, Switzerland, and a reading of his spatial poetry manifesto by Eduardo Kac at the Michèle Ignazi bookstore in Paris.