CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Failure is not an option – Apollo 13

KOSMICA invites you to join our space capsule at Ars Electronica! We are looking for artists, thinkers and visionaries to respond with a performative statement of your views on the historical flaws of outer space activities.

 

We believe that outer space is a territory that needs to be inhabited and explored in critical ways. Space is a black canvas that brings a unique opportunity for sketching new ideas as a consequence of failure. With KOSMICA Parliament we will create a series of thought-provoking events where the Ars Electronica participants and artists will join a collective discussion through art about the future we want to have beyond Earth’s orbit.

 

We need you!

You don’t have to be a space specialist to join us. Just follow these simple steps:

 

1. Think about things have gone wrong in outer space: rockets blowing, technological colonisation, lack of diversity in astronaut crews, space pollution, military activities in orbit and others.

 

2. Can you make a public statement of less than 10 minutes using your preferred artform? Every expression is welcome: video, audio, dance, performance, poetry and others. Note: You can also participate remotely by just sending us your files.

 

3. Send us your idea to parliament@kosmicainstitute.com no later than 30 August with the preferred date (from 5pm to 6pm on 6, 7, 8 and 9 September) and will schedule your participation. We will provide audiovisual equipment.