Live Streamed discussion between Michael Benson and James Green
Number of Participants
September 09, 2021 - September 10, 2021
Courses, Critique, Discussion, Mentors, Panel, Publication, Readings, Seminars
Activists, Research, Scientists, Social Practice, Tech, Thinkers
English, Italian, Korean, Spanish
In the last few decades, US Space Agency NASA has constructed an astonishingly vast, kinetic, architectonic structure, one spanning the entire Solar System. This ever-evolving edifice comprises recognizably architectural forms: the buildings of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California; NASA HQ in Washington and various mission control centers; a global network of giant dish antennae; and rocket assembly, testing and launching facilities. But these would be meaningless without another principal component: the intricate spacecraft it has sent vaulting to all the major worlds of our planetary system, and the football-field sized International Space Station. Some of these extraordinarily advanced interplanetary robots are no bigger than a grand piano, and the largest is a bit smaller than a city bus. A cat’s-cradle webwork of signals connects them to Earth, its chains of zeroes and ones slinging across the void and returning images and data.
Similar Open Calls
ABOUT ZARATAN AIR | Driven by the desire to intensify and exchange knowledge with artists through creative and productive practices, in 2015 Zaratan announced the promotion of an international art residency. Our goal is to mix experienced with emerging artists and give them the possibility to bring their work in an experimental context through exchange and collaboration within the local network. The artists-in-residence at Zaratan are given the opportunity to develop a project over a fixed period of time, and to reflect and consolidate their artistic practice in the specific context of Lisbon. We provide private accommodation, 24/7 private working studio, technical assistance, promotion and communication support, open public presentation of the residency process. Although labs and technique-specific facilities are not available, we will do our best to fulfill your needs, providing logistical support for producing work and events within our network of partners and collaborators. All artists are encouraged and welcome to share the outcome of their residency through talks, performance, open studios or other format o publi presentations.