Dance in microgravity, cosmic drill, shooting stars on demand, vegetables grown on Martian soil, and speculative project of breeding fruit fly on Saturn’s moon – these are just some of the elements of the multi-thread narrative of the Going back to the Moon exhibition.
It comprises works that combine the language of art, science and new technologies. Pursuant to the idea of Roger Malina, astronomer and art&science promoter, the future belongs to New Leonards – innovators who are artistically sensitive and scientifically methodical. Who knows, maybe the Moon will become the ground for development of this new category of creators.
Returning to the Silver Globe, indicated in the title, refers – above all – to the concept of Moon Village developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). The idea to build a permanent, international base fulfilling particular functions both for science and industry is the focal point for the other exhibits. The exhibition also reflects bold plans of colonisation, and in consequence, humanisation, of the Moon, which is becoming the ground for human activity on every possible level: from scientific experiments to entertainment and artistic performances.
The exhibition features films and photographs (e.g. A World without Gravity by Kitsou Dubois, The Afronauts by Cristina de Middel), projects made in AR and VR, as well as prototypes of biomaterials created in ESA’s Advanced Concept Teams lab, architectural designs (models of Martian habitats prepared by the Space is More team from Wrocław), industrial design works (students’ project of configurable living space for manned spaceflights entitled Mars 2030) as well as art&research initiatives, whose leading theme is implementation of life in extreme conditions (incl. Merapi Terraforming Project by Angelo Vermeulen and Drosophilia titanus by Andy Gracie). Moreover, visitors will have the opportunity to take a closer look at technological innovations developed by Polish space engineers from Sener, Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Warsaw University of Technology.
There are three separate installations accompanying Going back to the Moon, located in different places within the Copernicus Science Centre:
Microvenus by Joe Davis, Some Parts of The Subsystem Are Present (SPOTSAP) by Sascha Mikloweit and Hear the World Ending by Aloïs Yang.
Joe Davis, Kitsou Dubois & Ki Productions Dance Company, Andy Gracie, Kornel Janczy, Agata Kołodziejczyk, Eliza McNitt, Cristina de Middel, Sascha Mikloweit, Joseph Popper, Zofia Szczęsna, Katarzyna Tretyn-Zečević, Angelo Vermeulen, Richard Vijgen, we3studio (Damian Ziółkowski, Patryk Kalwas, Julian Kondej), Wieger Wamelink, Aloïs Yang.
ALE Co. Ltd., Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, DREAM (Drilling Experiment for Asteroid Mining) (group project), European Space Agency & Foster + Partners, Biological Lab of the CSC, Multimedia Lab of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, SENER Polska, Space is More, Students’ Space Association of Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.
Co-financed with funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
When and where?
Opening of the exhibition:
8.30 p.m. – midnight;
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
CSC, 1st floor
Item Studio – Ewa Dulcet, Martyna Świerczyńska
Maciej Cegłowski, Paweł Kolanowski