Wednesday 20 June 2012, 7-10pm
June’s KOSMICA – the Microgravity Sessions will feature exclusively speakers who have floated in the air in zero gravity. We can guarantee that all participants have undergone at least 10 parabolas in a diving aircraft! Previously a resource solely available to trainee astronauts and scientists, pioneers Kitsou Dubois and Dragan Zivadinov opened the way in the 90s to artists flying in microgravity, and following a flight by The Arts Catalyst’s curator Rob La Frenais with Zivadinov in 1999, over 50 artists and scientists flew in The Arts Catalyst’s microgravity campaigns in Star City, Russia.
Presentations about microgravity experiences will include talks by:
Louise K. Wilson, who researched motion sickness in Star City and whose work was recently featured a Tate publication.
Edward George and Anna Piva (Flow Motion) who composed soundworks recorded in Zero Gravity.
Lyn Hagen, who, with flight director and artist Marko Peljhan, organised the most recent artists’ flight at Star City.
The evening will be introduced by Nicola Triscott and Rob La Frenais, director and curator of The Arts Catalyst who have both enjoyed flying in Zero G in their own special ways…