Untitled (Apollo - Soyuz Test Project)

2003

Gec, Stefan
Stefan Gec's computer animation Untitled (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) documents the historical moment in 1975 when two spacecrafts, Apollo from the US and Soyuz from the USSR, docked in earth orbit together to work on the first ever US Soviet space mission. Using blueprints, Gec worked with animators to create striking black-and-white images of the vessels' underlying structures. Shown on two screens, the animation lays bare the beauty and fragility of this historic encounter. The work was commissioned by the Arts Council, through 'A Percent for Art' scheme to mark the opening of Longside Gallery in 2003.
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  • Material description: computer animation
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC16/2003

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