Attention Weightlessness

Still from Attention Weightlessness.

A short film documenting The Arts Catalyst's series of research expeditions between 2000 and 2003, taking artists, dancers, film-makers and scientists into weightlessness.

Flights at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Star City, Russia organised by The Arts Catalyst and Project Atol Flight Operations. Material in this film originally appeared in The Arts Catalyst's short films Гора, Artists & Cosmonauts, and Gravitation Off!

Artists included:

  • Antunez Roca (and team)
  • Anna Alchuk 

  • Ansuman Biswas and Jem Finer
Ewen Chardronnet
Kitsou Dubois and company
Vadim Fishkin

  • Flow Motion (Edward George, Anna Piva, Trevor Mattison)
Stefan Gec

  • Andrew Kotting

  • Yuri Leiderman

  • Marko Peljhan

  • Mike Stubbs
Otolith Group with Richard Couzins

  • Andrei and Julia Velikanov

  • Morag Wightman

  • Louise Ki Wilson

  • Dragan Zivadinov


  • Anthony Bull

  • Kevin Fong

  • Rebecca Forth

  • Susan McKenna Lawlor

  • Roger Malina

  • Chris Welch


  • Mikhail Ryklin

Music extracts:

  • Natacha Atlas, Cosmos Eden, Flow Motion


With thanks to the trainers and cosmonauts of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Star City Russia, especially Major Boris Naidyonov

Edited by:

Jack Whiteley