How does space exploration inspire artists, designers and scientists here on Earth? Can speculative interstellar artworks inspire real-life research, and how exactly can you terraform a new planet entirely of human bodies?
On Friday, 22nd June, join us for a look behind the scenes of our new exhibition LIFE AT THE EDGES with artist and curator Miha Turšič, artist Julijonas Urbonas and LIFE AT THE EDGES artist Niamh Shaw. They will discuss the inspiration, real science and themes behind their exhibits and their favourite aspects of LIFE AT THE EDGES.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Miha Turšič is an artist and researcher whose work has been dedicated to the questions of art and humanities in outer space for more than ten years. His collaborative exhibit at LIFE AT THE EDGES, Roscosmoe, aims to develop a series of experiments and habitat designs to examine the behaviour of the sea acoela flatworm Symsagittifera roscoffensis in various gravitational environments, including outer space.
Julijonas Urbonas is an artist, designer, researcher, and engineer developing various means of negotiating gravity, from a killer roller coaster to his exhibit at LIFE AT THE EDGES: an artificial asteroid made up entirely of human bodies.
Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist, communicator and artist. Her exhibit Heart of the Mission is an homage to her experience as part of Crew 173 at the Mars Desert Research Station, a facility in the high Utah desert where you live as if you are on Mars.