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The Outer Space State of Transcendental Turnover

 
The Outer Space State of Transcendental Turnover

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PROEKT_FABRIKA
29 september 2011 — 23 october 2011

Project Curators:
Andrey Prigov, Natalia Mali (Russia/UK) 

Artists:
  • Ariadne Aivazovski
  • Natalia and Maria Arendt
  • Art Business Consulting group (Maksim Ilyukhin, Mikhail Kosolapov, Natalya Struchkova)
  • Alexei Belyaev-Guintovt
  • Olya Bozhko
  • Sergey Bugaev (Afrika)
  • Natalia Kamenetskaya
  • Patrick K-H
  • Ilya Kitup
  • Natalia Mali
  • Sergey Mironenko
  • Arkady Nasonov
  • Maria Naymushina
  • Daniel Howard Newton
  • Alexander Petrelli
  • Kirill Preobrazhensky
  • Andrei Prigov
  • Space Heroes Consortium (Aleksander Kutinov, Andrey Prigov, Arndt Peterhänsel, Daria Chistyakova, Dmitry Zavyalov, Vladimir Rannev)
  • Charlie Sutcliffe
  • Dmitry Zavyalov
  • Konstantin Zvezdochetov


Within the framework of the project the artists explore a new biological, anthropological, social, cultural and political formation that emerges and unfolds in outer space. Owing to its particular physical condition and properties, multidimensionality, limitless spatial and temporal extension, which can thwart any effort to mark frontiers and create distinct geographic areas, outer space is a place where a unique social-political-biological entity can arise. Such state cannot be split and subdivided in societies, states, tribes, social groups and classes. Neither there are distinct biological species as there are no differences between biological forms, humans, animals, etc. In the outer space state there is no political power, there are no social hierarchies. Political, social and cultural phenomena as well as biological phenotypes cannot keep their shape for long as there are in a state of constant flow and change. All forms in which life manifests itself – from biological to political – lose their stability and consistence, which are indicative of the rigidly structured conditions on Earth, and find themselves drawn into an incessant process of continuous interflowing, blending and transmutation. As to the participating artists, they become anthropologists and exobiologists who explore this outer space state, describing and unfolding it by means of а language that we, the earthlings, can comprehend. 

Andrei Prigov and Natalia Mali





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