DAMIANO BERTOLI, MATHIEU BRIAND (FR), ANOUK DE CLERCQ (BEL), MARCO FUSINATO, PIERRE HUYGHE (FR), MABEL JULI, NASA, NICK MANGAN AND MATTHEW SHANNON
Curated by Mark Feary
Event Horizon engages the horizon as a means to establish a physical locality with relation to the Earth's surface and more broadly to the universe of which it is a miniscule component. The project presents historical images courtesy of NASA to foreground works by a selection of Aboriginal, Australian, Belgian and French artists exploring ideas beyond terraqueous limitations.
Event Horizon expands out of events in 1969, during which humankind landed on the Moon, and examines how this immediately shifted ideas of philosophical and physical parameters. At a point of radical reconsideration of existing societal and cultural structures this event reinforced a sense of expandable possibilities.
With the scepticism of hindsight, the works within Event Horizon unpack aspects of the utopia of this moment while maintaining a degree of fascination and hope for the unfathomable. The project interweaves ideas of scientific truth, fantasy, idealism, fabrication and error as the works grapple with the unknown to ask what the limits actually are and question how we might advance beyond them.
EVENT HORIZON LECTURES - WEDNESDAY 7 JULY 2010 - 6PM
Professor Jeremy Mould
Astrophysicist, University of Melbourne