KOSMICA: Full Moon Party celebration as part of the Republic of the Moon exhibition programme.

Each KOSMICA session is unique: bringing together the cosmically curious and culturally quirky space community for a social mix of art--space programmes - a film screening, performance or live concert with a short presentation, talk and debate about alternative and cultural uses of space.

WE COLONISED THE MOON (artists)
This duo formed by Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser returns to KOSMICA to present the largest Moon smelling session ever done on our planet. Together they seek to demonstrate that the future may indeed be frightening, but also highly entertaining. Previous projects have included creating solutions for space waste elimination by disguising satellites as asteroids; building a solar powered solarium because 'the sun dies anyway' and synthesising the smell of the moon. As well as projects and exhibitions the duo also give regular performance lectures and workshops. wecolonisedthemoon.com/

The evening will offer visitors a chance to see the exhibition and enjoy talks by:

Also speaking at the event were:
- Lucie Green (space scientist)
- Tomas Saraceno (artist)
- Kevin Fong (space medicine expert)
- Jill Stuart (space politics specialist)

WE COLONISED THE MOON (artists) Live moon smelling
Orchestra Elastique (music) live performance accompanying A trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès

Republic of the Moon is a touring exhibition, commissioned and presented by The Arts Catalyst with FACT. The first version of the exhibition was presented at FACT Liverpool in winter 2012. The exhibition and residency has been made possible with Grants for the Arts support from Arts Council England and Science & Technology Facilities Council.
Bargehouse is owned and managed by social enterprise, Coin Street Community Builders: coinstreet.org

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