Galeria Komputer / Google Campus Warsaw / Galeria V9
Curator: Łukasz Radziszewski
The purpose of Tymek Bryndal’s MESSENGER2 space mission is to transmit information for extra-terrestrial civilisations, whose content consists of a complete collection of human imaginings of what Aliens look like. They’re mainly characterisations from low-budget sci-fi productions. In a certain sense this is an update of the message that humanity has been sending Aliens thus far, such as the famous Golden Record from the Voyager 1 interstellar mission.
Against the backdrop of other signals, MESSENGER2 is the first human cultural proposal dedicated to Aliens. Bryndal attempts to send information by every possible means – shooting a hard drive into space, emitting a radio signal and making marks in crop fields. The most spectacular idea is to carry the message by a space rocket, thus leaving it in Earth orbit for thousands of years. Then we can hope that before Bryndal’s capsule burns up in the planet’s atmosphere, an expedition of cosmic archaeologists will appear in our neighbourhood, perhaps interested only in the remnants of our dead or evacuated planet.