SpaceX Digital Art Exhibit, Orbiting the Earth
Artist Alexa Meade, famous for her play on perspective, will have her artwork orbiting Earth for three days.
September 15, 8:02pm EDT – September 18, 2021
The SpaceX Inspiration4 rocket launch is the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit the Earth. Included onboard the spaceship is a digital art exhibition, featuring NFTs made by artists and astronauts alike. Alexa Meade’s video art piece, Aura, will make history by being among the first works of art exhibited in space.
An online auction will coincide with the rocket’s journey, with bidding kicking off when the rocket launches and closing as the rocket splashes down into the Atlantic Ocean. All proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Alexa Meade is a mixed-media painter and installation artist, best known for her portraits painted on the human body and set against painted backgrounds, that turn real life people into seemingly 2D works of art.
She takes a classical concept — trompe l’oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional—and works in an opposite direction. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures. The result is walking, talking optical illusions, 3D paintings that confuse how the eye processes objects in space.
Alexa has created immersive art installations for experiential events and brands around the world including: Artist in Residence for Google, Adidas at Coachella, for Patrón in Los Angeles, and for BASF in Germany and BMW in China.
In corporate event settings her work is customized to incorporate attendees, who have opportunities to photograph themselves within the artwork, and post photos for colleagues and friends through social media outlets. The photographs inevitably go viral on social media platforms, thereby extending the memories and publicity buzz of the event.
Alexa has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors and her groundbreaking work is being written into art history textbooks around the world.
Alexa has delivered keynote speeches about her work at the Wired Conference, National Geographic, and TEDGlobal. Alexa Meade is available for select speaking engagements based upon her TED talk “Your Body is my Canvas”.
Click <here> to watch her TED Talk.