EXTENSIONS VOL II
KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBORG ART CINEMA
OCT 20 - NOV 29, 2020
ONLINE SCREENING HERE
NOV 2- 16, 2020
BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM /LEA PORSAGER/ MARIE KØLBÆK IVERSEN /
HELENE NYMANN / IDA KVETNY
CURATED BY RADAR CONTEMPORARY
TEXT BY IDA SCHYUM
© Marie Kølbæk IVersen
EXTENSIONS VOL II - COSMOLOGY
- Text by Ida Schyum -
How did it all begin, and what will the future look like? Cosmology deals with the past evolution of the universe to answer these exact questions. But humans cannot repeat the big explosions of the past to know for sure. Instead, we must dig up extragalactic fossils and put them together into never fully provable hypotheses, as a reminder of human’s the eternally limited knowledge.
From when Galileo Galilei discovered that we are not the center of the universe to Einstein's theory of relativity perceiving time and space as interdependent. The way we imagine the origin and structure of the universe is crucial to our self-perception and worldview, which is reflected further into science and art. Radar Contemporary is an exhibition platform for artists working with technology. Thus, they have created the exhibition Cosmologies to reflect on whether our digital present is changing our whole conception of the cosmos and how the technologies we use determine our knowledge of the universe.
Through intuition, shamanism, esotericism, decolonial tools, and mnemonic techniques, the artists in the exhibition present approaches to the universe, breaking with the Western traditions of science. Thus, they expand not only our narratives about the cosmos but our understanding of ourselves in relation to the rest of the universe.
Radar Contemporary is an artist-run exhibition platform for artists working in the intersection between technology and art. Radar Contemporary was founded by Ida Kvetny and Diana Velasco, and Cosmologies is their second exhibition in the exhibition series Extensions, investigating technologies as extensions of the human.
SPIN Φ & POST-HOST:H@T
Black Quantum Futurism
Marie Kølbæk Iversen
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