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A Floating Tesla in Space

Elon Musk created the greatest contemporary art work in history. Without even knowing it, probably

Martino Pietropoli
Feb 11, 2018 · 4 min read


If art has a purpose, it is to show things as they have never been seen before. It’s to represent the different levels that can be applied to reality.

Putting a windshield between us viewers and the Earth, Musk did not create a disturbance (and above all he wasn’t just marketing his ideas) but he revealed a meaning that was hidden: that’s that we belong to this planet and we can perceive the bond and relationship only when an intermediate and family element — “normal” — works as a filter.
Who has ever seen the ISS up close? Who’s ever been on board? Few astronauts. But a car? We all know how it is made, what it feels like to be there, what a windshield is conceptually: it is soething that frames reality. It is normal to see a windshield, it is normal to see what it frames, but nonetheless it is surreal that this experience takes place in space. Really.

Martino Pietropoli

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Architect, photographer, illustrator, writer. L’Indice Totale, The Fluxus and I Love Podcasts, co-founder @ RunLovers | -> http://www.martinopietropoli.com

Martino Pietropoli

Written by

Architect, photographer, illustrator, writer. L’Indice Totale, The Fluxus and I Love Podcasts, co-founder @ RunLovers | -> http://www.martinopietropoli.com

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