08
2018
 
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01.08.2018
Lectures/Events

20 Propositions
Opening & Sunset Kino

We, 1 August 2018, 8pm

Exhibitions: Carl Johan Högberg, Ulrike Königshofer, Iva Lulashi (artists present)*
Introduction: Séamus Kealy

Performance: Ei Arakawa with Christian Naujoks & Class*

9pm Sunset Kino:
„Gravity Matters“ by Bjørn Melhus

(artist present)**
Introduction: Vanina Saracino
In this performative screening, Martian artist Bjørn Melhus—self-proclaimed temporary captain of Spaceship Earth—shows us our planet through a selection of his video works (including “Captain”, “Scenery Mars” and “Moon Over Da Nang”), and video excerpts showing astronauts at work on the permanently orbiting laboratory ISS (International Space Station) and their daily struggles to live in microgravity.

*Curated by Séamus Kealy
** Part of Earthly Mutations, curated by Vanina Saracino

Earthly Mutations brings together a curated selection of artists’ films and performative screenings exploring the rapidly evolving relationship between nature and technology—an evolution perpetually mirrored in the cinematic vision. The programme embraces this vast topic from the specific perspective of the mutual influence among science fiction imagery, artistic experimentation and breakthrough technologies in communication, cinematography, flight and space exploration. Through five screening programmes introduced partly by the artists, Earthly Mutations departs from a human, gravity-driven perspective of vision in search for other ways of seeing and representing with moving images. It exhorts us to reflect critically on how technological advance rapidly modifies our ways of seeing, behaving, connecting with others in our present, also allowing for the introduction of speculative narratives about the future of our life on this planet—and beyond.

Ulrike Königshofer, Same Time. Different Time, 2017

Ulrike Königshofer, Same Time. Different Time, 2017
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Ulrike Königshofer, Same Time. Different Time, 2017