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How Steve Bannon wrecked a world well before he went for this one

Here’s an incomplete recollection of what I’ve come to know about the involvement of Steve Bannon in Biosphere 2. While fragmentary and most probably also incorrect in some details, I hope this adds some important layers on the story that I haven’t seen in other articles. It’s a subjective view of related events before the […]

E.T.E. — Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies, the Undergrowth

Together with Claudia Slanar I have organized the symposium “Propulsion: On Changing Futures” at the Department of Site-Specific Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna. See the full program and details here. Along fabulous presentations by Alice Gorman, Douglas Murphy, Vera Tollmann and Saskia Vermeylen, I talked about E.T.E. — Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies, the Undergrowth.

Cosmographies Conference

So I attended the Cosmographies Conference at Falmouth University on July 24th & 25th. My contribution had the title “We Have Never Been Earth” (like modern & like human) and I used some bits and pieces from my work to trace a sort of ecology of space (as in outer).

Tagged Shuttle

Houston We ARE The Problem

Ein aktueller Fund aus China äh dem Spiegel, betreffend die Maulapparatur des Panzerfisch Entelognathus primordialis

Das ist ein bisschen so, als würde man in einer Scheune einen Citroen 2CV “Ente” von 1972 mit einem modernen Hybridmotor finden.

Neill Blomkamp, Regisseur des Films Elysium, von der Realität parallel-überholt

In einer bei bei wohlhabenden Kenianern und Ausländern beliebten Mall hängt ein Filmplakat neben Soldaten im Anti-Terroreinsatz.

The Familiar / Schwindel is the Best Translation

My contribution for aforementioned BC21 award exhibition catalog: text + images + hokuspokus a disastrous search and a travelogue, starting with my recent trip to the Bay area, and spanning China Mieville, Space Colonization, Stanford University, a Masonic Lodge, Peyote and Vertigo. download / print the PDF (in Enrico Bravi’s wonderful layout!)

Text für dérive – Zeitschrift für Statdtforschung

Für die derivé-Schwerpunktnummer “Die Verstädterung der Arten”, zusammengestellt von Fahim Amir und Christina Linortner,  habe ich den Text “We Have Never Been Earth - Biosphere 2 als ungeplantes Post-Human Experiment”beigesteuert. Erhältlich über oder in ausgewählten Buchhandlungen. -> Scan als .pdf 

Why do we see the photo of the whole Earth so often (that we don’t even see it anymore)?

video installation and lecture at Kühllabor, Regionale 12, Steiermark 24. June – 21. July 2012, Festivalzentrum Krakauebene with Laura Bruce, Nin Brudermann, Peter Fend, Christoph Keller, Florian Hüttner & Ralf Weißleder, Ralo Mayer, Eva Meyer-Keller & Sybille Müller, Josh Müller, Nils Norman, Andrea Polli, Klaus Schafler, Weather Permitting

new catalogue publication

In connection with my exhibition at Lentos (and the upcoming show at Kunsthaus Baselland) a catalogue has been published at the Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg (although we have never been modern, for sure).

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