Our speakers for the evening of December 12 will take us on a journey through designing disasters to test astronauts to inner space as extreme scenario, from Afrofuturism to the darkest visions of where our ventures into the heavens can take us. The evening will also feature the unveiling of a new art commission with a talk by the artists, Paper Moon by Ilona Gaynor and Craig Sinnamon. Paper Moon explores the emerging legal definitions and loopholes of space. Common Law (that is to say earth's common law) has no legal definition for what ‘Outer Space’ actually means, what it is, and where it is. The problem we face with such literal unmarked territory is the emergent field of ‘Space Law’ becomes genuinely speculative.
Featuring: Ilona Gaynor & Craig Sinnamon | Nelly Ben Hayoun | Charl Landvreugd
Featuring also a new eBook release: Blowup Reader 8: Outer Space as Extreme Scenario with contributions by Benedict Singleton, Regina Peldszus, Geert Lovink & Kodwo Eshun, Angelo Vermeulen, and more.
This event, eBook, and art commission are part of V2_Lab's ongoing research into the theme of Innovation in Extreme Scenarios.
Exhibition: Paper Moon by Ilona Gaynor and Craig Sinnamon
On view at V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL, Rotterdam
Friday 13 December - Friday 20 December:
13:00 - 18:00 (closed Sunday and Monday)
From Saturday 21 December - Friday January 10 2014, exhibition access can be arranged by appointment -- contact: Michelle Kasprzak firstname.lastname@example.org