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Greetings to you, whoever you are


Artist Statement

What does it mean to communicate if no one hears or understands you?

In 1977, NASA launched two Voyager probes into space, which are still traveling through the outer reaches of our solar system. On both probes, scientists included a record, the Voyager Golden Record, encoded with sounds and images representing Earth. Among the sounds are human voices speaking 55 greetings in 55 different languages from around the world. The speakers send kind wishes and hellos to whoever is out in the universe. But there's no translation, no way to decode them, no way for extraterrestrials to understand their meaning.

In these paintings, those 55 greetings are the base data, mixed up with 55 star-based quilt patterns. They are unintelligible messages, untranslatable translations, full of goodwill towards the unknown.

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