The Supre:organism exhibition which closed recently at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen (a Unesco World Heritage fortress near Haarlem in the Netherlands) cast a critical eye on human space ambitions, investigating the influence that space exploration has on the development of technology, life sciences and industrialisation. Even on our own identity.
Packed with fascinating information and meditations on space exploration, the exhibition could have been yet another cultural celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon. Fortunately, it managed to stand apart from other events by presenting a multiplicity of artistic visions that “expand our perspective on human non-terrestrial becoming” and remind us that extraterrestrial colonization is motivated not only by scientific research but also by geopolitics schemes, economic exploitation, military strategies and yearning for another world.
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