The space race of the 21st century is evolving rapidly, with fiction often paling next to reality. Today, the solar system is being mapped in increasing detail, NASA is working towards a Solar System Internet, and the race between corporations such as Space X and Boeing is on to transport humans to Mars. How has artistic media and artists responded to extraterrestrial topics in the face of rapidly progressing science and technology?
In this talk, theatre-maker and academic Felipe Cervera will look into the works of artists who are experimenting with new ways of envisioning extraterrestrial exploration. Referencing artists like Scottish Katie Paterson, Australian Sara Morawetz, Mexican Nahum, and Indonesian Venzha Christ, Cervera reflects on the ways in which their art encourages us to think of our place and agency in the universe.