Guam – Danish artist Kristian von Hornsleth this morning dropped a 20-foot star shaped sculpture, containing thousands of DNA samples, into the Marianas Trench.
Hornsleth is calling it the “Deep Storage Project” and according to the project website the sculpture dropped today is the first of a series to be “stored” at the bottom of the Marianas trench.
A post on the Deep Storage Facebook page states:
“Finally! After 4 years The STAR is in the Marianas Trench, A big thanks to the crew.”
According to the Deep Storage project website, DNA samples were collected at 30 locations around the world at which roughly 5-thousand people donated hair and/or blood samples which were enclosed in the steel sculpture.
“The Deep Storage Project is fighting back against the natural decay and erosion destroying all that we know and understand. People are embracing the ideals of the The Deep Storage Project, and in doing so, they are becoming a voice to be heard in the future.”