Voyager Addendum

In 2008,  I sent out 750 inquiries by mail and e-mail to anyone I could find a contact for in art for submissions of artworks as an addendum to the Voyager message.  The following were the responses which I then compiled as images which to be sent with the Deep Space Communications Network.  

Tom Bigelow

Heidi Hahn- Woman with pooch

Jude Broughan

Lascaux Caves Prehistoric map of the night sky on the walls of the painted caves at Lascaux in central France. The map, which is thought to date back 16,500 years, shows three bright stars known today as the Summer Triangle.

Adam Elsheimer- Flight into Egypt- 1608

Vija Celmins- Night Sky #2- 1991

Oscar Carlson

“I don’t know what I want to say, but to try to say something, I think I want to try to think. I want to try to see what I think. I think trying is a big part of it, I think thinking is a big part of it, and I think wanting is a big party of it, but saying it is difficult, and I find saying trying and nearly always wanting. I want what I want to say to go without saying.”

Martin Creed, 2001

Brian Clifton

Barnett Newman Broken Obelisk, 1963

Hiroshige Kambara yoru no yuki 1833

Matthew Barney Cremaster 3, 2002

Sol Lewitt Floor Plan #4, 1976

Vija Celmins Untitled (Big Sea #1), 1969

Théodore Géricault The Raft of the Medusa, 1819

Diego Velázquez Las Meninas, 1656

Marcel Duchamp Boîte-en-valise, 1935/41

Devon Costello

Kehinde Wiley- Ice-T- 2005

Thomas Kinkade-

Georges Seurat

Interior of the Metropolitan

Daria Dorosh


Pattern Woman still

Melissa Dubbin/ Aaron Davidson

Pierre Huyghe- Chantier permanent (a permanent construction site), 1993

Les Grandes Ensembles, 1994/2001

Marc Ganzglass

Steve McQueen’s Entire 2005 show at Marian Goodman NY- Once Upon a Time; 7th November; Girls Tricky; Charlotte

Dogan Kalender

Moon Museum 

Alex Kitnick

Dan Graham- Past Continuous Past(s)- 1974

Ellen Kenney

Reena Spaulings novel, "Eine Pinot Grigio Bitte,"

Margaret Lee

Louise Nevelson's Sky Gate, New York 1978

Anna Lundh

Mierle Laderman Ukeles' 1983 The Social Mirror

Ryo Manabe

Edward Hopper's Second Story Sunlight,

Mark Dion's Tate Thames Dig,

Damien Hirst's Virgin Mother

In order to contrast against "New England house", "Museum", and "Anatomy"

Peter Mandradjieff

Andy Warhol's Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)

Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Works in Mexico

The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault,

Édouard Manet’s Olympia

Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion

Martha Rosler’s Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful

Gordon Matta Clark’s Fresh Kill

David Hammons, Bliz-aard Ball Sale

Kara Walker’s Gone, An Historical of a Civil War as it Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart,

Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

David Platzker

Moon Museum

Sean Raspet

Raymond Roussel's 59 illustrations and captions for the poem Nouvelles Impressions d'Afrique, executed by Henri-A. Zo via commission from the Goron detective agency.

Hanna Sandin

Excursus- Homage to a Square 3- Robert Irwin

Agnes Martin- I love the whole world

Roni Horn- Aretha

John Patrick Walsh III

Courbet- Origin of the World

Rothko’s chapel

Bruce Nauman

John Sebastian Vitale

James Turell- Roden Crater

Joseph Beuys-  I Love America and America Loves Me

Cheryl Dunn's footage of the Mark Gonzales performance at the Stadtisches Museum

Damien Ortega- Moby Dick

Chris Burden-  The Flying Steamroller