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CURRICULUM VITAE (06/2011)

PERSONAL DETAILS
Name : Nationality : Date/Place of Birth : Marital Status : Languages known : Greece Address : Cyprus Address : Contact : Dr. Ioannis MICHALOUDIS Hellenic January 26th, 1965/ Greece Married with two children Greek, English, French 2, Grigori Lambraki street 143 42 ATHENS, GREECE, EU tel. + 30 210 864 0320 5, Pentelis street 3077 LIMASSOL, CYPRUS, EU tel. +357 2533 1443 e-mail: michalou@alum.mit.edu url: http://www.michalous.com mob. +30 6949 772 229 Postdoctoral Research in Art&Science, Center for Advanced Visual Studies (C.A.V.S) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T), Boston, MA, U.S.A Doctorate in Art and Sciences of Art, Visual Arts, University Paris I (Panthon-Sorbonne), Paris, France, EU (Recogniton by DIKATSA #12-119/1999) Master, Visual Arts, University Paris I, (PanthonSorbonne), Paris, France, EU (Recogniton by DIKATSA #12/31/1993) Master, Product Design, Ecole Normale Superieure des Arts Dcoratifs, Paris, France, EU (Recogniton by DIKATSA #12/31/1993) Bachelor, Product Design, Technical Educational Institute (T.E.I), Athens, Greece. 1

ACADEMIC DEGREES
Sept. 2001 to Dec. 2003

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UNIVERSITY WORK EXPERIENCE (RESEARCH & TEACHING )


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April 2007 Oct. 2005 now

Mars 2004 Sep. 2001 - Dec. 2003 Jan.1992 Oct.1999

Mentorship @ Iowa State University, Materials Science & Engineering, IA, U.S.A Individual Researcher-Subcontractor @ European Space Agency (E.S.A) & National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F) Artist in Residence @ Penn State University & Lehigh University, PA, USA Director of the Art&Research SME Ioannis Michaloudis Co, Personal funding & Hellenic Organization SME and Handicraft (EOMMEX), Athens, Greece, EU Artist in Residence @ Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra, India Research Affiliate, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T, Boston, MA, U.S.A Assistant Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure des Arts Dcoratifs, Paris, France, EU

FELLOWSHIPS . AWARDS . GRANTS . FUNDRAISING


2008 2007 2007 2006 2003 2003 2002 2001-2003 2001 1995 1992-1995 1991 1989 1989-1992 Hellenic Organism of Tourism, Greece, EU R&D Fundraising Ministry of Culture, Greece, EU R&D Fundraising Golden Lighthouse Price, XXIV Alexandrias Biennale of Art, Egypt E.U & E.O.M.M.E.X, Organization SME and Handicraft S.A, Athens, Greece, EU, R&D Fundraising Ioannis F. Costopoulos Foundation, Greece, R&D Fundraising S. Niarchos Foundation, New York, N.Y, USA, R&D Fundraising M.I.Ts Dean & Provost for the Arts & Council for the Arts, MA, USA, R&D Fundraisings Hellenic Republic Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y), Greece J. W. Fulbright Foundation, Greek Artists Award, USA Foundation Levendis Scholarship, Paris, France, EU Foundation Alexander S. Onassis Scholarship, Greece University of Paris I Scholarship, Paris, France, EU Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I), Presidents Grant, Athens, Greece, EU E.O.M.M.E.X, Organization SME and Handicraft S.A., Scholarship, Athens, Greece, EU, 1989-1992 2

CONFERENCES . LECTURES . WORKSHOPS


I. 3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA), 10-12 September 2008, Athens Information Technology, Athens, Greece, EU, invited speaker II. ArtTalk1, July 23-24 2008, Syros Island, Greece, invited speaker III. Science & Art: commune path to Beauty and Truth 15-19 January 2008, Technopolis Gazi, Athens, Greece, EU, invited speaker IV. Ioannis Michalou(di)s, Aerogel Sculptor, 04/23/0707, Stuckeman Family Building, Penn State University, PA, USA, invited speaker V. Ioannis Michalou(di)s, Aerogel Sculptor, April 16 &17, 2007, Lehigh University & Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA, USA, invited speaker VI. 1st Intern. Workshop on Scientific Challenges of New Functionalities in Glass 04/15-17/07, Washington DC, USA invited speaker VII. 11th National Conference of Hellenic Union of Physicists, Mars 31-April 2, 2006, Hotel Divani Palace, Larisa, Greece, EU, invited speaker VIII. 8th Leonardo/Olats, Space and the Arts Workshop, Mars 16, 2005, Millenaris, Budapest, Hungary, EU IX. First International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) International Conference, Impact of Space on Society, Mars, 17-19, 2005, Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary X. Workshop on Space Artists Residencies and Collaboration, 02/10-12, 2005, Carnegie Mellon University, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA XI. 1st InterNational Conference Science & Art, Hellenic Union of Physicists, 06/16-19/2005. Evgenides Planetarium, Greece, EU, invited speaker XII. 7th ESG Conference on Glass Science &Technology, April 25-28, 2004, Athens Greece, EU, invited speaker XIII. Aer( )sculpture, Lecture, April 6, 2004, Department of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharastra, India, invited speaker XIV. 7th International Symposium on Aerogels, November 2-5, 2003, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, invited speaker XV. Sky Art Conference 2002, October 15-20, Delphi & Icaria, Greece, EU

ART&SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS
1 2 Michaloudis Ioannis, Aer( )sculpture: A Free-Dimensional Space Art, , in Aegerter M.A, Leventis N, Koebel M., Aerogels Handbook, Springer 2011, ISBN 978-1-4419-7477-8, chapter 35, p.p 791-810. Michaloudis Ioannis, Aer( )sculpture, Art made out off threatened sky in Proceedings: 3rd _International Conference _on Digital _Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts, DIMEA 2008, ACM 2008, ISBN: 978160558-248-1, keynote talk, p. XVII. Michaloudis Ioannis, Aer( )sculpture: the enigmatic beauty of aerogels non-entity in a pilot art & science project, in Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 350, Elsevier ed., 2004, ISSN 0022-3093, pp. 61-66. reedited also@ http://www.neme.org/262/Aerosculpture and http://www.olats.org/space/13avril/2005/te_iMichaloudis.html 3

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Michaloudis I., Droege M., Sculptingair 12/2002, @ http://www.solgel.com/articles/dec02/aeroart.asp Monreal Benjamin, Michaloudis Ioannis, (Nephele)3 Sculpting of clouds using high-power lasers, Sky Art Conference 2002catalogue, MIT, 2004, ISBN 0-9766549-0-3, pp. 96-99.

VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS


SOLO 2010 Sky on sale, Gallery Ionos, 03/20 04/20, Karditsa, Greece, EU 2008 ( )topia, Aithousa Technis Athinon, Jan.26 Feb.25, Greece, EU http://www.athensartgallery.gr/artists/michaloudis/topia/press-release.html 2007 Athens Soul,TelecommunicationsMuseum, Mars 23-26, St. Petersburg, Russia. 2006 11 aer( )sculptures, October 3-21,2006, Museum of Cycladic Art, Greece, EU, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=99&cnode=77&clang=0 2005 First International Astronautical Academys (IAA) International Conference, Impact of Space on Society, Mars, 16-19, 2005, Millenaris & Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary, EU 2004 7th ESG Conference on Glass Science &Technology, April 25-28, 2004, Athens Greece, EU 2003 7th Intern.Symposium on Aerogels, 11/2-5, Alexandria, VA, USA 2003 (Nob)Odyssey's, theater installation, La Mama theater, New York, N.Y, U.S.A http://maillists.uci.edu/mailman/public/mgsa-l/2003-September/002290.html 1995 (L)egaux & lego, retrospective, City University of Paris, France, EU 1994 In the Circulation of Red Trees, project in situ, CIUP, France, EU COLLECTIVE (selection) 2011Kinetica Art Fair 2011, Ampica P3, London, England, EU http://www.flickr.com/photos/770/5415002870/ 2010 A Fluxmuseum International Art Exhibition @ http://fluxfaceinspace.blogspot.com/2010/07/tis-michalous-65.html 2010 Terra Nova, Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany, EU 2009 A paler Shade of White, Found.Bellonia, Santorini, Greece, EU 2007 Trilogie Mediterraneenne, Athens, Marseille, Cairo, February to April, Palais des Arts, Marseille, France, EU, http://www.regards-de-provence.org/FROM-AthensTO-Marseille-TO-Cairo 2007 Bio-morphes, June, 1-30, Cheapart Gallery, Athens Greece, EU 2007 Unfair, 03/16-25, Athens Imperial Hotel, Greece, EU 2005 Space Art @ 56th International Astronautical Congress, IAC2005, October 16-21, Fukuoka, Japan 2005 Space Artists: the Cultural Frontiers of Space Travel, SETI Institute, February 12, Mountain View, CA, USA 2002 Sky Art conference 2002, European Cultural Center of Delphi and Icaria, Greece, EU 2001 Pulses of Art, 17 artists scholars @ Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, EU. 4

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Bonds of Art, 21 artists-scholars of the A.S.Onassis Foundation, site-specific installation: M(ed)use, Arts Centre of the Municipality of Athens, Greece, EU. Salon de Jeune Peinture 96, Espace Quai Branly, installation: Exp(l)oser, Paris, France, EU. Greek Painters & Sculptors in Paris, House of Europe, Paris, EU 4th biennale of Academies of Visual Arts, Maastricht, Holland, EU Portrait of Arts Decos School, Museum of Monuments, Paris, France, EU

FILMOGRAPHY . BIBLIOGRAPHY . MEDIA (PRESS / INTERNET, SELECTION)


1. ET Satelite, TV, Nostalgia, Documentary, 30 min, Visual Artist Ioannis Michaloudis, January 13, 2009, Greece, EU 2. Channel 9 TV, KQED, SPARK Artist as inventor, Mars-30-2005, California, USA 3. Kazolea K. Michaloudis I. (Michalous), in Dictionary of Greek Artists, ed. Medusa, 1999 vol. III, pp.138-139, Greece, EU, ISBN: 960-204-224-9 4. , paper in , Fondation Hellenique, Paris 2007, pp. 155-156, ISBN: 978-960-6654-65-7 5. Cultural Yearbook 07>08, Filotheamon ed., Athens, 2008, pp. 148, 154155, ISBN: 978-960-89150-2-2 6. Sculpturen aus Ather, in P.M, High Technology Magazine, Germany 05/2008, p. 25 7. Laloudaki, E., Yannis Michaloudis, A sculptor cming from the future, in Epsilon weekly magazine, #888, Apr.20.2008, pp. 64-72. 8. Koroxenidis, A., Traveling light, floating in space, in Herald Tribune NwsP, 15/2/2008, Greece EU, also @ http://archive.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid%3D93330 9. Roumboula, D., He is preparing a M(ed)use, in Ethnos NwsP, 2/2/2008, p.55, Greece EU, also @ http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22784&subid=2&pubid=406456 10. Les superpuvoirs de la fumee gelee, in Science & Vie Junior, No 220, 01/2009, pp.60-63, France, EU 11. Roumboula, D., Golden Lighthouse out of 99% air, in Ethnos NwsP, 14/11/2008, p.45, Greece EU, also @ http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22784&subid=2&pubid=145336 12. A Golden Lighthouse to Yannis Michaloudis, in Eleftherotypia NwsP, Nov/15/2007, p.24, Greece EU, also @ http://archive.enet.gr/online/online_text/c=113,dt=15.11.2007,id=65287352 13. Aggeli M., Art&Culture, intetview with Ioannis MICHALOU(di)S @ http://www.espamko.gr/gr/politismos/me-alothi-giannis-mihaloudis.htm 14. Michael J. Ybarra, In art, the canvas in infinite in Los Angeles Times NwsP, March-13- 2005, p.E38, California, USA. 15. Kafantaris T., The Art of Science, in Vimascience NwsP, Jul/3/2005, p.31, Greece, EU, also @ http://www.tovima.gr/science/article/?aid=167151 5

16. Fumio Iwamoto, transl. Ambiguous subsistence of aer()sculpture: Michalou(di)s challenge to create ethereal work, BT Art Magazine, 9/2003,vol. 55, No 839, pp. 200-201, special section "ScienceHead", Japan 17. Augoustinos Zenakos,Technientos, transl: In an artistic way, To VIMA (NwsP), May-24-2003, p. A27, Greece, EU 18. Augoustinos Zenakos,transl:Air-AirSculptures) Vimagazino, No 117, 01/05/03, p.p. 64-67, Greece, EU 19. ARTI Magazine, vol 27, 12/95, p.140, Greece, EU 20. Naoko Tosa, Kimochi Tsutawaru Interaction, transl. Interaction which convey feelings" ASCII, high-tech weekly magazine, # 414, 5 Nov.2002, p. 62 , Japan.

RESEARCH INTERESTS I II III IV


V VI Fashion Design as architecture Etymoology as an inspiration tool Mythology and methodology of symbols Omnipresence & New Media Writings of Contemporary Artists Visual Culture as a tool for Research & Creation Interactivity between Art & Science Nanotechnlology & Climate Change Global education and local community of Cyprus

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
i. ii. iii. iv. v. A.S. Onassis , Scholars Association, Athens, Greece, EU Alliance Internationale des Anciens CIUP, Paris, France, EU Fulbright Allumni Association, Washington DC, U.S.A MIT Alumni Association, MA, U.S.A MIT Club of Greece, Greece, EU.

AER( )SCULPTURE
a Free-Dimensional Space Art
Ioannis MICHALOU(di)S Between mountains and clouds meeting each other, nearby a lake changing colors every day, this is the place visual artist Ioannis MICHALOU(di)S has chosen to have his first atelier/lab. This cloud-hunter follows Centaurs and Nymphs footprints, lies in wait of air streams, grapping pieces of sky, shaping them, molding them, creating images of forms and baptizing them as aerosculptures1. 99,9% air and 0,1% silica is the composition of every aer( )sculpture. In space technology, this same composition is named silica aerogel. This immaterial material is the lightest solid on planet Earth and is used also by NASA as an excellent heat insulator for spacecrafts and stardust collection. MICHALOU(di)S is the first visual artist worldwide bringing this ethereal material in Art, choosing to hunt with it skies and dreams. Despite the fact that the space technology required for the creation of the aer( )sculptures costs inevitably a lot in time and funds, the results are always amazing: weightless sculptures having the ability to hover or float, opening, this way, new paths towards a Space Art era, where the light and immaterial dialogs or replace the heavy and voluminous. Each aer( )sculpture is -at the same time- a ready made but also a masterpiece, because the inner world of every aer( )sculpture is unique. Different biomimicry equals to a different cosmos seen into the sculpture: airy clouds, fragments of gold, orbits of planets creating spaces in between. Light and shadow is one more dialogue opened whenever a light beam transpierces each blue aer( )sculpture projecting their transparent gold hue shadow in orbit. If humans are (organic) carbon based representations, then every aer( )sculpture is an (inorganic) silica based representation. We know that silica -the natural glass- is a basic component for the fabrication of data storage devices. If we accept now the hypothesis that one day the silica will be the Bank of all human memory then we can surely say that every aer( )sculpture travels also as a Memory Ark2. Past, Present and Future are melted together into an unknown infinity where Space and Time become Logos..an elastic Logos.
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Figures:
1 Icare, I care, silica aerogel, laser liner beam 25X25X12cm Livermore,CA, USA (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2002). 2-3 Leto, silica aerogel, 25X15X4cm. In every aer( )sculpture the orange golden hue is due to Mie scattering phenomenon and the blue one is due to the Raylight scattering phenomenon (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 4. Dancing couple, marble, silica aerogel, LED light. 25X20X4cm with variable size of the projected shadow. This is the projected shadow of the couple: one made of the aer( )sculpture, inspired by the Early Cycladic Art, and the other of the original Cycladic figurine (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 5. The cup-bearer. 15X10X7cm. The silica aerogel sculpture weights 20 grams but the marble sculpture weights 350 grams, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 6. Modigliani (detail). An hydrophobic treatment permits to the aer( )sculpture to float on the water, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 7. Modigliani (detail), A glossy black and white background permits to the silica aerogel sculpture to reveal -throughout its transparency- the blue and the orange colors due to scattering phenomenon, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 8. Modigliani (detail). The natural sunlight offers a dramatic sunsets color to the transparent sculpture. Presented with ten more aer( )sculptures in October 2006 at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens Greece, EU. http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=99&cnode= 77 , (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 8. Modigliani 42X14X2,5cm. A part the scattering phenomenon, it is also obvious the inner world of this aer( )sculpture. A man is finishing his climbing on a stairway and is ready to catch a new one, a stairway to heaven. This sculpture was presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art under un electromagnetic field and thus it was hovering in the air, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 10. Violin-shaped figurine. 20X12X2cm. Rotating like a planet, the sculpture changes his shadow every second. Permanent collection of A.S Onassis Public Foundation, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 10/2006). 11. Ephebos and stairway, 15X15X2,5cm. This aerogel plate was first realized at Jet Propulsion Laboratory by Dr. Steven Jones, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 12/2005) 29

12. Kore, 5x3x3cm, Realized by Dr. Nicholas Leventis: It was back illuminated with focused white light from two halogen lamps using a Dolan-Jenner Industries Inc. High Intensity Illuminator Series 180. The photograph was taken with a Nikon CoolPix 5000 digital camera, (photograph and copyright: Dr. Nicholas Leventis, 2008). One of the authors projects in progress is the re-establishment of missing parts on classical sculptures, using silica aerogel. Those transparent members could offer a celestial aspect on the classical statues, while theyll be almost absents and thus theyll not impose themselves (the missing parts are the most hypothetical) cf. the missing parts of Venus of Milos. 13, Blue I (eye), silica aerogel, rock, 35X15X16cm. An aerogel sphere of a diameter of 2cm, was just gently pressed into the natural cavity of the head-form rock, in order to present a dialog between the heavy and the ethereal sculptural medium, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 1/2008). 14. Atlas holding the sky, aerogel, brass, LED light.18X12X12cm, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 11/2003). 1 5 . (M)other-Earth, silica aerogel, golden leaf, stainless steel, 50X10X3cm, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 1/2008) 16. Veria girl, silica aerogel, brass, laser liner beam. A laser liner creates the red scanning light we see. Thus the bi-dimensional line is transformed in a three dimensional surface, thanks to the quality of silica aerogel to react as frozen smoke. The aer( )sculpture was placed directly into the foundrys sand where the melted brass were poured all around it, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2006) 17. In September 2005 the author installs in Greece a 20 litters high temperature supercritical drying reactor. The set-up was made by Dr. Michael Droege (Ocellus Technologies, CA, USA) who trained the author. Into this vessel (diameter of 24cm and high of 42 cm) are created all the aer( )sculptures since then. Here the artist is opening the vessel after a 48 hours run, (photograph and copyright: Massimo Pizzocaro 2/2008). 18. M(ed)use, silica aerogel , LED light, 12X12X9cm. Collection of Valentis family (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 1/2008) 19, 20 Pho(e)bos, silica aerogel , LED light, 15X15X10cm. (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 1/2008). 21 This is not (the smoke of) a pipe, silica aerogel, LED light, 15X5X5cm. Inspired by a masterpiece of the surrealist painter Ren Magritte This is not a pipe which represents the painting of a pipe, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 1/2008). 30

22, 23, (e . g)gnossis. silica aerogel plates, aluminum, glass, letters, iron. 220X40X40cm. This outdoor installation was made in 2004 with the kind collaboration of Mr. Jorgen Schultz (Technical University of Denmark) and Mr. Leif Cullberg (Airglass, Sweden). There are six plates 25X25X1,5cm and in between are placed two Greek letters and the personal symbol of parenthesis ( ), as a letter O. All three double aerogel plates and the letters are forming the Greek word oon egg that thanks to the transparency of silica aerogelcan be read also from the end to the beginning as , noo I comprehend, (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2004). 24, 25 Prelude for cello and three violins, video installation with three violinshaped aer( )sculptures, their golden hue shadows and also a 7 minutes video of the shadow of a female cellist. The indoor work was presented during the XXIV Biennale of Alexandria, Egypt and had received the 2007 Golden Price, (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2007). 26, 27 Hand, hand-made blown borosilicate glass, silica aerogel, golden leaf, LED light, 25X16X8cm. In 2005 invited as an Artist in Residence by Dr. Himanshu Jain at Lehigh University, PA, USA, the author had visited the Banana Factory and their Glass Workhop where he asked them to try to blow a real size hand on borosilicate. Then the author had poured the aelcogel. Here we see the final result. (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2007). 28 A piece of sky in between your fingers, In Mars 2004, invited as an Artist in Residence by Dr. A. Venkateswara Rao at Shivaji Univerity, Maharastra, India, during some experiments we made with Dr. Sharad Bhagat,we had arrived to create the first cumulus cloud into a sample of silica aerogel. It was Sunday the 21st of Mars 2004, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2004). 29, 30, 31, Bottled Sky, silica aerogel, glass, rubber, 10X3X3cm, In September 2008 the author publish the web site http://www.skyforsale.com where he puts in sale his last achievement: vials of 20 and 30 ml of silica aerogel with a unique and different feather cloud into each vial, (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2008). 32 Bottled Nymphe, silica aerogel, glass, rubber, 10X3X3cm, (photograph and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2008). 33, 34 Sky, silica aerogel, 20X20X10cm. Thanks to a black and glossy surface we can see the magnificent sky-blue and sunset-orange natural colors of the artwork. One of the authors projects in progress is to realize silica aerogel sculptures where the clouds could appear, move, and disappear into the sculpture Hopefully with the help of the scientific community specialized on aerogels, (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2009).

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35, 36 Karditsas Heart, Permanent museum installation, silica aerogel, stainless steel rods, LED lights, 100X70X100cm. The idea of a heart made of aerogel was of the artist Ms. Yi-Zhou. In August 2008 I tried to make it for her but without a lot of success (because of the big volume of the alcogel). In April 2009 the director of the Museum of Karditsas town Ms Fenia Lekka asked me to make an artwork for the Museum. As the Greek word Karditsa mean little heart (it is authors native town in the middle of Greece) and to this museum it belongs the heart of the ever memorable Greek prime minister Nicholaos Plastiras, the idea of a silica aerogel heart came again. With a very slow drying the author arrives to create the silica aerogel heart with two clouds into it. On the final display the heart is placed onto orbits of five planets. Two LEDs are lighting the total: the first one is lighting the silica aerogel heart and thus creates a golden hue shadow, a second heart. The second LED is lighting a stainless steel capsule with the donated heart, (photographs and copyright: MICHALOUS, 2009). 37 (L)imited sky, four litters of silica aerogel, birdcage, LED white light, 40X40X25cm, (photograph and copyright MICHALOUS, 2008).

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Glossary
aerosculpture: an authors invented word, from air and sculpture. A pair of parenthesis -as a personal symbol of an open space in between- will replace the letter o and will give the visual word aer( )sculpture. Biomimicry: (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is an ancient concept recently returning to scientific thought that examines nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements and emulates or takes inspiration from them to solve human problems sustainably. Scientific and engineering literature often uses the term Biomimetics for the process of understanding and applying biological principles to human designs. Free-Dimensional Space Art: The author is playing with the three dimensional space which in the case of the indefinitive transparency of his aer( )sculptures becomes a non Euclidean space. Silica aerogel itself can be considered as a personification of what the French mathematician Henri Poincarr named a representative space, a space you cannot measure; you just live in with all your senses, cf. Ioannis MICHALOU(di)S, Aer( )sculpture: the enigmatic beauty of aerogels non-entity in a pilot art & science project, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 350, 15 December 2004, Pages 61-66. LED: Light-emmiting diode, an electronic light source.

Keywords
air, art, biomimicry, carbon, cloud, cosmos, glass, inorganic, immaterial, LED, light, light beam, memory, NASA, orbit, organic, ready-made, sculpture, shadow, SiO2, silica, silica aerogel, sky, space, space in between, transparency.

Acknowledgments
The author wishes to thank Dr. Michael Droege, Dr. Larry Hrubesh, the Agricultural Cooperative of Kato Ktimeni, the A.S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Mrs. and Mr. Papadimitriou, the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens (Greece), Mrs. Katerina Koskina, Mrs. Ayako Ono, Ms. Yi Zhou, Dr. Nicholas Leventis, Dr. Michel Aegerter, Dr. Himanshu Jain, Dr. Steven Jones, Dr. Sharad Bhagat, Mrs. Mari &Teti Georgantopoulou, Mrs. Mariliza Papadouri, Mr. Marios Vazaios, Mr. Vassilis Philippatos, Mr. Iannis Roussos, Mr. Alex Liakopoulos, Mrs. Sylvie Blanchet, the Hellenic Union of Physicists, the ERT World Channel, Mr. Maccimo Pizzocaro, Mrs. Elissavet Laloudaki, Mrs. Iris Kritikou, the Museum of Town of Karditsa, Mrs. Fenia Lekka and all the anonymous collectors of Bottled Skies. 33