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ASTROArts Blog from Thilina Heenatigala

AstroArts Project Team

The project is coordinated by Daniela de Paulis (Italy/Netherlands) along with Richard Clar (France/USA), Jon Ramer (USA), Matthew Withehouse (USA), Kathleen Horner (USA), Robert Eklund (USA) and Thilina Heenatigala (Sri Lanka).   Daniela de Paulis (Italy/Netherlands): Daniela de Paulis is a visual artist and lecturer living and working between Italy and The Netherlands. She works with video, installation, performance and has been an active practitioner since 2001, often collaborating with other artists, scientists and radio amateurs. She holds a BA from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, Italy, and a Master Degree in Fine Arts from Plymouth University, UK.   Since October 2009 she has been the first artist in residence at Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL) where she developed, together with the CAMRAS and ASTRON team, a technology called Visual Moonbounce, which allows sending images to the Moon and back as radio signals. She is currently a PhD student at Leiden University, developing her research on Visual Moonbounce and its links to Visionary Architecture and Space Research. Since 2010 she has been collaborating with the international collective Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), as the Project Chair for the AstroArt programme. More information on her work can be found on and   Richard Clar (France/USA): Richard Clar is a Los Angeles new media interdisciplinary artist who now resides in Paris. Clar, who studied at the Chouinard Art Institute (now Cal-Arts), is an early pioneer of art-in-space and began work in this field in 1982 with a NASA approved concept for an art-payload for the... Read More..