The Apollo missions brought
12 men and Mankind to the moon.
This was nearly 50 years ago.

In 2019, Audi and PT Scientists
will send a probe to return to
the site of the last Apollo mission.

Onboard will be Sanctuary:
a collection of knowledge and expression
that explores who we are today.



Sanctuary is a time capsule of information art that will be sent to the Moon. It will land with ALINA, engineered by PT Scientists and Audi, on Taurus-Littrow, the site of the last manned Moon landing, in 2019.


It is a modern interpretation of the Universal Elements and Platonic geometry and draws motivation and inspiration from previous projects to commemorate human knowledge and individuality, such as the Pioneer plaque and Voyager's Golden Record and Arecibo Message.


BIG IDEAS IN TINY SPACES
Images, information art and text are seamlessly composed on a giant canvas of pixels stored in 10 sapphire discs.

EPHEMERA AND ETERNITY
The discs are permanent, but life is fleeting. Each disc will be accompanied by a custom-designed layer of hand-written paper. What would you write?

THE WORLD'S FIRST GENOMENAUTS
The Sanctuary collection will contain fully sequenced and assembled female and male genomes. Our biological recipe.

PARTICIPATE

Come to the Moon with us. Send your words, images, and thoughts.

Contact us at info@sanctuaryproject.eu or use the contact form below.

PARTNERING & SPONSORSHIP

Add value and support the Sanctuary Project. Speak to the future by etching a disc, leaving your ink, or making a game out of the pixels.

Contact us at info@sanctuaryproject.eu or use the contact form below to learn about opportunities of how to be part of the collection.

For more information, please view and download our press-kit
TEAM
The Sanctuary team is a collective of researchers and artists from international institutions and diverse fields of study. We are active in public outreach at the interface of science and art.


NATHALIE BESSON
Particle physicist
BENOIT FAIVELEY
Producer & Engineer
MARIO FREESE
Engineer & Designer
MARTIN KRZYWINSKI
Genome Scientist & Artist
ROLAND LEHOUCQ
Astrophysicist
EMMANUEL PIETRIGA
Computer Scientist
JEAN-SEBASTIEN STEYER
Paleontologist
JEAN-PHILIPPE UZAN
Cosmologist
PARTNERS
CONTACT
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Or e-mail us at info@sanctuaryproject.eu