Steps

‣ « THE VI-TAL PARCHMENT » ON ITS WAY TO THE MOON – FEB 2021

Anilore Banon has created the Vi-Tal parchment which will be on board of the first Astrobotic’s mission to the moonscheduled to take off at the end of 2021. The perfect occasion for her and her team to deposit on the moon, the essence of Vitae, its genesis, a magical alliance between art and science.     

What better than a parchmentsymbol of memory and eternity to announce the future installation of the lunar sculpture Vitae. The artistic and technical soul of Vitae will be engraved on a mylar sheet of 0,14 mm, as will be the million hands that the lunar sculpture will carry . The Vi-Tal parchment, will then be rolled up and carefully preserved in a metal case, designed by the  amazing CERN laboratory in Geneva.   

The CERN laboratory team, Geneva

After the terrestrial studies, the sending into the stratosphere and the deployment in the International Space Station – ISS by Thomas Pesquet, this  last step , as poetic as it is scientific, is part of the life path of this universal artwork of Vitae.

An edition of 50 ex of « the Vi-Tal parchment » numbered and signed by the artist, is open for subscription.

Cost per ex. : 555€

Register your reservation here

The metal case designed by the CERN laboratory

‣ FLIGHT N°2 : ABOARD SPACEX 10 FALCON 9 SPACECRAFT – TEST IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) PERFORMED BY THOMAS PESQUET – MAY 2020

ESA French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

February 19 2017, Cap Canaveral  Florida – Aboard SpaceX-10 Falcon 9 historical flight, a first mock-up of VITAE reaches the International Space Station (ISS), in order to be tested in micro-gravity. The deployment test has been successful.

Read more about the test on the ISS.

‣ FLIGHT N°1 : INTO THE STRATOSPHERE – OCT 2012

A first flight of a small VITAE has reached the edge of space, thanks to a weather balloon launched from Omaha Beach, on which stands another well-known artwork of Anilore Banon, Les Braves (designed with CATIA), official sculpture of the 60th anniversary commemoration of the World War II D-Day. 

‣ MOONBOX –TERRESTRIAL TESTS IN THE ATELIER

Tests have been conducted on the opening and closing of Vitae in the Moonbox (heating cabinet).

‣ FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Thermal, mechanical, and optical simulations carried by Dassault Systèmes.

Read more about the feasibility studies

‣ REALISATION OF SEVERAL ITERATIONS OF THE SCULPTURE

 

‣ GENESIS OF A HUMANIST PROJECT

When I told Jean Audouze, the famous French Astrophysicist, about my project to deploy a sculpture on the moon, his only question was :
“Where on the moon do you wish to install the sculpture ?”
At that time the Odyssey could start.

Read here Jean Audouze’s text about Vitae

‣ HANDPRINTS COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

One million hands as a symbol of a gathered humanity in a common voyage to the Moon.

Before its final installation on the Moon, Vitae’s artistic odyssey begins first on Earth, by collecting hand prints across 5 continents.  All the collected handprints will be engraved on the sculpture. The artist gives conferences in many locations, schools, hospitals, forums, companies… to share the vitality and energy carried by Vitae. Vitae becomes iconic of the immense power of women and men to change their own destiny and make the unreachable possible.

Register your hand and support the project!