Zero Genie (by zerogenie)
via the fox is black:
Ansuman Biswas and Jem Finer wrapped in technicolor harem pants, bejeweled waistcoats and golden turbans took the mystic flight of the magic carpet in 2001 Zero Genie. Wonder by wonder, they reconstruct the history of human space flight. Their artist statement reads:
…The Zero Genies are just beginners. Poverty stricken, slightly uncoordinated, and yet noble, they are convinced that space travel is not the exclusive pursuit of the rich and rational Western world. They are here to show that a comfortable carpet and well-packed hookah will suffice.
The genies are flying from inside the magic lamp of Cosmonaut’s Training Center in Star City, Russia. More technically, the intervals of periodic weightlessness occur from the elliptical flight path relative to the center of the Earth.
The genies are stark contrast next to cosmonaut flight attendants in their blue jumpsuits. They recreate the narrative of human space flight, remove it from its conceived place in history books of western developed societies. Biswas and Finer are not supernatural creatures only to awaken from the pages of Arabian Nights and return to human form when their seconds weightlessness fleet- they are dreamers and believers who are only bound by the limits of their imagination.