2015 Balloon DNA

A balloon became carrier of DNA material. Over 200 people made hair, plastic strips and hair roots and these were stuffed into a balloon. The balloon was launched during the STWST 48 festival. Since there is too little air pressure in the stratosphere, the balloon explodes and the small particles of the hair get an electrostatic charge due to friction with the plastic strips. With a little luck, a particle will be charged so that it rises further. And if the hair particle is lucky, it will rise above the stratosphere, then be caught by the solar wind and reach the orbital escape velocity.

fx and taro filling the Balloon
Shu Lea Cheang was launching the Balloon