Sašo Sedlaček (SI) Origami Space Race

origami aircraft, 2009

Origami Space Race is an initiative project for an alternative space program based on open source strategies. It is a race for the development of the best origami space airplane, with the final goal of initiating an open source space program as an alternative to official space programs. The project’s main aim is to produce a turn in the approach to the space technology, a turn toward more ecological technologies and into more open perception and greater accessibility of space.

In this project, art functions as a stimulant for the idea being developed by Japanese scientists, who are planning to launch an origami aircraft from an international space station. This idea has the potential of becoming a starting point of a new generation of ecological spacecraft as well as other origami structures applicable in space. Because of the extreme conditions in outer space, the technology being developed for these purposes could constitute the precondition for a technological revolution on Earth. The Origami Space Race project would like to stimulate and contribute to these future inventions.

Sašo Sedlaček (SI)

Sašo Sedlaček was born 1974 in Ljubljana. After graduating at the High School for Design and Photography, he obtained a degree in sculpture from the Fine Arts Academy in Ljubljana and enrolled in postgraduate study of sculpture and new media. Since 2001, he has taken part in numerous group exhibitions internationally and has had several solo exhibitions mostly in Ljubljana where lives and works. In 2005, Sedlaček participated in a residency program run by Ministry of culture of Slovenia in Berlin (Germany) and currently he is at the IAMAS Institute (Institute of Advanced Media and Science) in Gifu, Japan for a 6 month residency program. In 2005, he received an award at the Zogocontest for the best recycling toy in Asolo, Italy for his project No Lego, and in 2006 he received the OHO award for young Slovenian artists for his Beggar project. The award includes a new residency program at the end of the year 2006 in New York City.