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KOSMICA at The Arts Catalyst

17 Feb 2011

Event times

7-10pm

Cost of entry

free

Arts Catalyst

London, United Kingdom

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KOSMICA at The Arts Catalyst

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A new series of galactic gatherings for earth-bound artists, space engineers, performers, astronomers, musicians and anyone interested in exploring and sharing space in original ways. Every KOSMICA session will be unique: bringing together the cosmically curious and culturally quirky space community. Monthly KOSMICA evenings will bring together a social mix of art—space programmes - a film screening, performance or live concert with a short presentation, talk and debate about alternative and cultural uses of space. KOSMICA at The Arts Catalyst takes off at 7pm on Thursday 17 February 2011 ‘Extended Mission Isolation and the Mind', Regina Peldszus asks - how will we actually live in space? Regina Peldszus's work in space architecture and design explores the psychological challenges of isolation and monotony of space crew on extended exploration missions. And concerns human-technology-nature interaction in extreme environments, off-duty and medical design aspects in space and their spin-offs. She is based at the Design Research Centre and the Astronautics & Space Systems Group, Kingston University London. ‘Surreal Interactions', Nelly Ben Hayoun, proposes how we could embed creativity in our daily lives. With creations like The Soyuz Chair, RCA Design Interactions MA graduate, Nelly explores the possibilities of space tourism, weightlessness and the thrill of the unknown. ‘Sounds of the Stars' — Live music performance by Nimble Fish and digital artist Tim Blazdell with pop-up multi-media installation incorporating cosmic recordings. Tonight's performance includes a star projector and a mix of star and stellar body recordings from radio telescopes around the world, including signals from the globular cluster 47 Tuc. "It doesn't get much more real than this… brilliantly performed" — The Times on Nimble Fish's 'Container'. Each month KOSMICA will bring together the cosmically curious and culturally quirky space community for a social mix of art—space programmes - a film screening, performance or live concert with a short presentation, talk and debate about alternative and cultural uses of space. Admission is free but space and places are limited - book online http://kosmica.eventbrite.com/ The KOSMICA series continues on Thursdays 24 March and 28 April 2011. The series is programmed by Nahum Mantra. The event will be held on the first floor and there is no lift; please contact The Arts Catalyst to discuss any specific access needs.

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