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Magdalena Wysocka, Claudio Pogo

67-P, Magdalena Wysocka and Claudio Pogo

67-P, Magdalena Wysocka and Claudio Pogo67-P
Magdalena Wysocka, Claudio Pogo


Edition 144/151
192 pages
170 x 240 mm
ISBN 9783942547604



67-P is an exploration of the European Space Agency’s photographic archive of the world famous Rosetta Mission. In 1969 two Soviet astronomers, Klim Ivanovich Churyumov and Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko, discovered a comet in the Jupiter family that will later be named 67-P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko or simply 67-P. The two-lobe shaped comet has a distance to Earth of around 700.450.000 km. In 1993 the comet was chosen as the destination of the European Space Agency’s famous Rosetta mission, with the aim to land on a comets surface for the first time in history. Rosetta was a space probe built by the European Space Agency launched in March 2004. Along with Philae, its lander module, Rosetta performed a detailed study of comet 67-P. During its 10 year long journey to the comet, the spacecraft flew by Mars and the asteroids 21 Lutetia and 2867 Steins. The spacecraft consisted of the Rosetta orbiter, which featured 10 instruments & 1 camera, and the Philae lander equipped with 7 additional instruments and another 2 cameras. In August 2014, the spacecraft reached the comet and performed a series of manoeuvres to eventually orbit the comet. In November 2014, its lander module Philae performed the first successful landing on a comet in history, though its battery power ran out two days later and Philae “died” on 67-P. Rosettas communications module with the lander was turned off on 27 July 2016. In September 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission by hard-landing on the comet in its Maat region. In December 2016 the European Space Agency made all photographs taken during the 10 year long mission in space accessible in an online archive.

In 2017 artist duo Claudio Pogo and Magdalena Wysocka discovered the ESA image archive and created 67-P. The artists mission was the transformation of photography from science to art. The archive contained around 200,000 black and white photographs taken by 3 different remote controlled devices. 67-P visualizes the 10 year journey in space using the mission’s photographs in different abstract ways.

About the Artists
Claudio Pogo (b. 1978, Freiburg) is a Berlin based artist, bookmaker and publisher who works with mixed media, photography, painting, riso-, xerox-, and screen printing. The images he creates come from archives, newspapers, magazines and google image search. Through collecting, overpainting, reprinting and re-arranging he creates new context of the found materials.

Magdalena Wysocka is an artist and co-founder of Outer Space Press with Claudio Pogo.
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About the Publisher
PogoBooks is an independent publisher of photography books, artist’s books and zines based in Berlin. Established in 2009, Claudio Pogo created a publishing house that collaborated with emerging and established artists from all over the world. They believe in a future printed on paper, and conceive the printed artwork as a unique art form. Since 2016 PogoBooks has worked in collaboration with Outer Space Press, where their titles are designed and produced.

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