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Axel Straschnoy at Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s), May 28th, SOLU / Bioart Society.

Axel Straschnoy at Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s), May 28th, SOLU / Bioart Society.

Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s)

26 May 2020 18:00 — 20:00

28 May 2020 18:00 — 20:00

Location: Online TBA

The streaming information will be published on the day of the event.

With Field_Notes – The Heavens the Bioart Society started to explore the interface between space and earth. Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s) continues this inquiry with two online panel events bringing together a group of artists and researchers who work on space related issues for many years.

Space evokes big questions of where does life come from and where might we go? However, space is also a contested environment where the default politics of colonisation, militarisation, resource exploitation and pollution are replicated. But what kind of ecologies and politics do we want for earth and space and how do we get there? During the two online panels a group of eight artists working on matters related to space and politics, biology, complexity of otherness, depression or space travel, will discuss their point of view and the potential of art in space. As one of the participating artists, Adriana Knouf, puts it: Xenology means not running away from the strange or alien, but rather highlighting it, foregrounding it, understanding it as vital practice necessary to a world that attempts to be made homogenous through capitalism.

Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s) is organized in collaboration with and supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland in the framework of the Supre:Organism project collaboration with the Waag Society.

Fragile Life session, moderated by Antti Tenetz
With Andy Gracie, Flis Holland and Adriana Knouf
Tuesday 26.5.2020 at 18 – 20 EEST / 17-19 CEST
Agency and embodiment of life in space – What is it like to be in space – Resilient beings

Celestial Matter(s) session, moderated by Miha Tursic
With Ewen Chardronnet, Ivan Henriques, Minna Långström and Axel Straschnoy
Thursday 28.5.2020 at 18 – 20 EEST / 17-19 CEST
Environment and ecologies on the move – Politics of space – Earth as model alien world

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