This catalogue documents an eponymous exhibition by the British artist inspired by the daily lives of astronauts in space. The publication presents a series of images of the exhibition together with unpublished photos by the NASA. The book also includes a conversation between the artist and Victor Buchli, a NASA astronaut.
We All Love Your Life documents London-based artist George Henry Longly's first solo exhibition in the US. This project was inspired by the book A House in Space by Henry S.F Cooper, which documents the day to day lives of astronauts on board Skylab, the first US space station operated by NASA from 1973-1979. Considering astronauts and cosmonauts as the original reality TV stars, Longly will created for his exhibition several environments that echo the human needs and roles played out whilst living in space: working, living, resting, eating and sleeping. Longly sat up a structure where the power relations between ground control and the space station are examined—played out through a narrative that includes the delivery of a public artwork in space, and an onsite performance venue housed within the space station. Contemporary issues of continual observation, broadcasting, exposure, and the coping mechanisms employed during tasks relating to work and leisure are explored.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Red Bull Studios, New York, from June 9 to July 31, 2016.