The Geostationary Banana Over Texas

[Image: Screen-grab from the Geostationary Banana Over Texas homepage].

One of the funnier works of atmospheric installation art I've yet seen is the so-called Geostationary Banana Over Texas.
The project is described as "an art intervention placing a gigantic banana over the Texas sky."

[Image: Another screen-grab from the Geostationary Banana Over Texas homepage].

The banana, we read, "will float between the high atmosphere and Earth's low orbit, being visible only from the state of Texas and its surroundings." It will be 300m long, framed with bamboo, and filled with helium.
I'm 100% behind the idea.

[Images: More screen-grabs from the Geostationary Banana Over Texas homepage; the last image is particularly brilliant].

After all, the project's organizers remind us, "a banana appearing in the Texas sky might seem like a 'message'."
Indeed.

(With a huge thanks to Michael Pace for the link! See also MetaFilter or Neatorama for more ).

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7 Comments:

Anonymous cenoxo said...

Well, Mae West might, but let's not touch the message of that cowboy photo with a ten foot...

...banana.

January 08, 2007 3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is hilarious. It reminds me of the seeds in space project they are doing where I work. The results of the project are not too interesting to most people. I like to believe that the radiation in space has turned the seeds into evil plant monsters...Like in attack of the killer tomatoes.

January 08, 2007 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Geosynchronous Banana could maybe be scheduled to finally land at The Orange Show.

January 08, 2007 8:46 PM  
Anonymous cenoxo said...

TGentry,

Since we're betting on space botanicals here, I see your killer tomatoes and I'll raise you a couple of Triffids.

January 08, 2007 9:15 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Link and link, via an anonymous tipper.

February 22, 2007 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this geostationary banana is definitaly a message! i think as soon as it's up there i'll take a road trip and take pictures. it's absolutly hilarious! somebody should have a fundraiser for them- if there isn't one already, someone should start one.

March 06, 2007 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone should have a benefit for the guys who thought of this...they're geniusis!

March 06, 2007 12:48 PM  

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