For anyone in Newcastle this weekend...
Another Planet: The Human Spaceship
Pop Up Exhibition by Helen Schell
NewBridge Project Space 16 NewBridge Street West, Newcastle, NE1 8AW.
Open Fri 7th Feb & Sat 8th Feb 2014, 11am – 6pm
This work is about space exploration & the cosmos. On show will be research and ‘projects in progress’ about current endeavours to colonise space, primarily the Moon, Mars and space stations. Space is very hostile, making it an unrealistic venture at this time. However, Professor Stephen Hawking says humans must leave Earth if they want to survive as a race. The Human Spaceship examines the ‘process of going forth and multiplying’ through paintings, costumes and humorous body adornments. The body has finely evolved to thrive in the perfect atmosphere and gravitational conditions of planet Earth, so when it is in the environment of ‘space’, it starts to disintegrate. Despite this, astronauts have been living on the International Space Station for 13 years and the Chinese have new plans to go to the Moon and exploit its mineral resources, which has to involve some type of colonisation. There will be written facts, and science fiction on display, so……….
Come & join in and speculate about the future of space-age humanity. Feel free to bring refreshments and discuss these ideas. What do you think?