Annemie Augustijns • I FEEL A BREEZE FROM OTHER PLANETS

07.09.2017 | 29.10.2017

OPENING DRINK 08.09.2017 | 4-9PM

 

Exactly 50 years after the signing of the international Outer Space TreatyAnnemie Augustijns enters into dialogue with the cosmos, not by way of watching it, but by looking right next to it and observing the way in which the meaning of the cosmos has been reconstructed in figures, objects and constellations on earth. I feel a breeze from other planets makes the cosmos palpable and allows us a look behind the scenes of astronomy and spacecraft.

Annemie Augustijns leads us to appreciate new connections that demonstrate the fragility and the lived reality of this environment. She shows us the daily reality with all its improvisations and fantasies which act as a patina on top of the conventions and ambitions of a technological, scientific and ideological project – the conquest of the cosmos.

 

David Peleman

(Ghent University – Department of Architecture and Urban Planning)