Pre-enacting a Post-Gravity Future, by Sascha Pohflepp
In the abundance of energy that is the New Order, we will no longer be bound by the force of gravity that is keeping us to the surface of the planet. We will be floating around freely, suspended by powerful magnetic fields or far away from Earth in the electric sunlight of a rotating space colony. Inspired by an experiment that NASA conducted in 1968, Camera Futura will be using a simple anti gravity device to briefly launch our bodies into a weightless world. By taking photos we will pre-enact this future which will produce the fantastic infrastructure to imagine ourselves in it.
New Order series
Camera Futura is part of the fifth exhibition in the New Order series, which explore a world in which energy has become a fundamental principle of our society. Five consecutive solo shows feature new works by Dutch and international artists, designers and architects, each responding to various elements of society - such as politics, economy, health, food and experience - which together combine to outline a complete future world. Click here to read more about New Order.
Sascha Pohflepp (DE/UK, 1978) is an artist, designer and writer. In his work he is interested in science and technology and their myths and realities, how they are reflecting our hopes for transcendence and how they are shaping the reality of our world. He has worked with numerous of artistic and scientific collaborators on projects ranging from the microcosm of synthetic biology to the macrocosm of space exploration. Recent exhibitions include Talk To Me at MoMA, Q.E.D at LJMU Gallery Liverpool, What If at the China National Museum and Hyperlinks at the Art Institute Chicago. He is currently working on a book titled SUPERCALIFORNIA which will explore the compression of the future in the Twentieth Century. He holds a MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art London and a degree in media arts from the Berlin University of the Arts. http://www.pohflepp.com/
The opening takes place at Mediamatic Fabriek on Friday April 27 from 20.00 to 22.00. Read all about it here. Saturday and Sunday we have special weekend opening from 14.00 to 22.00 and Monday, Queen's Day, we're open from 14.00 to 18.00. A New Order passe-partout will set you back only €5,-. The four previous New Order installations, Meet Your Energy Avatar, Energy Battlefield, Mind Igloo, and Radiant Beach are still on view as well. Visit this page for directions.
New Order is made possible by Mondriaan Stichting, Ministerie van OCW, Gemeente Amsterdam, SNS Reaal Fonds and Stadgenoot.