• Travel Capsule: Supra Capsuleria
  • Target Name: Earth
  • Mission: Time Capsule
  • Instrument: Test Tube
  • Launch Date: 2013.08.16
  • Produced By:  Bio Scenic Earth Laboratory, Inc.

Supra Capsuleria:

Supra Capsuleria has landed here to fulfill its mission of serving as a time capsule – a collection of specimens of life on earth – while utilizing test tubes and capsules as its instruments.

The Machine dispenses 2” empty capsules for you to fill with an object, artifact, or representation of one (words or image), art, writing, an interpretation, and drop it back into the machine.  Individual encapsulated specimens fill test tubes that are housed inside of the Machine.  Lenses located in multiple viewing portals offer views of Supra Capsuleria’s internal landscape of biological structures and the test tubes of collected time capsule specimens.

Collections are housed at Bio Scenic Earth Laboratory and will be retrieved for a future audience. Register your time capsule specimen.

Landing Sites:

Phase Two
+ The Phipps Center for the Arts – Hudson, Wisconsin                                                                                            February 27 – April 4, 2015

Phase One
+ Minnesota Museum of American Art – St. Paul, Minnesota                                                                                   December 5-22, 2013
MMAA showcases art of the past and present, unleashes the creative potential of our community, and inspires the artist in all of us.
+ Children’s Hospital – Minneapolis, Minnesota                                                                                                      November 5-26, 2013
We are committed to improving children’s health by providing the highest-quality, family-centered care, advanced through research and education.
+ New City Charter School – Minneapolis, Minnesota                                                                                             November 3, 2013
We create a learning community that is diverse, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and caring.
+ Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning – St. Paul, Minnesota                                                                   October 28 – November 1, 2013
The mission of Saint Paul Public Schools Adult Basic Education is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.
+ Lifeworks Services – Apple Valley, Minnesota                                                                                                       October 21-25, 2013
Our mission is to serve our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together.
+ Silverwood Park – St. Anthony, Minnesota                                                                                                            September 16-26, 2013
Nestled along the shores of Silver Lake, and with a focus on arts and the environment, Silverwood Park is unique in the metro area.
+ Minnesota Department of Corrections – Stillwater, Minnesota                                                                            August 16 – September 16, 2013
Built in 1914, the MCF-Stillwater is the state’s largest close-security institution for adult male felons.


Phase One retrieval date is scheduled for August 16, 2038.
Phase Two retrieval date is scheduled for April 4, 2040.
Phase Three is undergoing research and development with pending status from site partners.


Thank you to all of the communities and individuals that have personally shared for this collective mission.

This project was funded by Forecast Public Art with additional support from the Jerome Foundation.




Bio Scenic Earth Laboratory, Inc. is the definitive host landing site for the Travel Machine and tracks its mission, landings and experiences.

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