Larissa Sansour, A Space Exodus, 2009.

Date: 20 June 2014
Time: 18:30 – 20:00

The Politics of Food & Outer Space, screenings and presentations by Larissa Sansour and Sonya Dyer in discussion with Chris Hatherill, author at super/collider.

Delfina Foundation hosts two short talks on the politics of outer space, bringing research from Larissa Sansour and Sonya Dyer, who were UK Associates for The Politics of Food, into our current theme The Public Domain.

Larissa will be presenting two films NATION ESTATE (video, 9 minutes, 2012), which imagines a future state of Palestine contained in one single skyscraper with the original Palestinian towns and cities replicated on various floors.  She will also screen A Space Exodus (5 minutes, 2009), a video that follows the first Palestinian woman astronaut landing on the moon.

Sonya will discuss The …And Beyond Institute for Future Research, a think tank led by the artist that presents selected research on the relationship between food cultivation and astronauts’ well being.  The presentation includes early drafts of a proposed hybrid space plant and reflections on the Institute’s central proposition of re-imaging Space travel as a form of feminised labour.  This event, in turn, will form part of an infomercial produced by The …And Beyond Institute for Future Research, advertising it’s knowledge-producing capabilities, later in the year.

Both presentations will be followed by a discussion with Chris Hatherill, a freelance journalist and editor who, having started his career working for the likes of Vice and Sleazenation, set up super/collider in 2006 to explore science from a pop cultural perspective.