Entry Title: "The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite"
Name:
Edgar Martins
, Bedford,United Kingdom
Category and Expertise: Photography, Professional


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http://www.edgarmartins.com/work/the-rehearsal-of-space-the-poetic-impossibility-to-manage-the-infinite-2014/?show=photographs


Entry Description:

In 2012 I presented the European Space Agency a very ambitious proposal: to produce the most comprehensive survey ever assembled about a leading scientific and space exploration organization and its programs.
My intention was to critically engage with a wide array of ESAs programs, such as the microgravity, human spaceflight, lunar and Mars exploration programs, among many others, thus enabling me to reflect on the new politics of space exploration and the subsequent erosion of the utopian 1960s frameworks for space usage. Correlatively, I had hoped to also deliberate on the impact of this kind of technological application on our cultural and social consciousness.
It is the first time in ESA's history that they have granted an artist exclusive access to all of their facilities, staff, programs, technology, etc.

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