Works of over 35.000 contemporary artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers from 162 countries, in 5 time capsules launched to the moon.
Initiated by scientist, writer and art lover Samuel Peralta, The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.
Thirteen of my works that in the last few years appeared in American catalogues, in an issue of Fine Art Connoisseur and in many issues of the Poets Artists magazine of publisher Didi Menendez have been digitized and will be part of the Codex Nova and Codex Polaris to be launched to the Moon in February and November 2024 and archived there with an AI in a time capsule. In total works of over 35.000 contemporary artists from 162 countries are part of this mission. Also works of Dutch artists Lorena Kloosterboer, Francies Krieg, Astrid Ritmeester and Gezien van de Riet are included.
Our hope is that future travelers who find these time capsules will discover some of the richness of our world today... It speaks to the idea that, despite wars and pandemics and climate upheaval, humankind found time to dream, time to create art. - Samuel Peralta
Find extensive information about the Lunar Codex here
and in Fine Art Connoisseur
A clear article about this mission to the Moon was published in the New York Times on July 27th, 2023, followed by many other media around the world.