KOSMICA February 2011

Three people sit at the end of a tunnel surrounded by mirrored orbs.
Kosmica, Super K Sonic Booooum, February 2011.

A new series of galactic gatherings for earth-bound artists, space engineers, performers, astronomers, musicians and anyone interested in exploring and sharing space in original ways.

Every KOSMICA session is unique: bringing together the cosmically curious and culturally quirky space community. Monthly KOSMICA evenings bring together 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.

Thursday 17 February 2011

‘Extended Mission Isolation and the Mind’, Regina Peldszus asks - how will we actually live in space?
Regina Peldszus’s work in space architecture and design explores the psychological challenges of isolation and monotony of space crew on extended exploration missions. And concerns human-technology-nature interaction in extreme environments, off-duty and medical design aspects in space and their spin-offs. She is based at the Design Research Centre and the Astronautics & Space Systems Group, Kingston University London.

‘Surreal Interactions’, Nelly Ben Hayoun and Professor David Lee Wark, proposes how we could embed creativity in our daily lives. With creations like The Soyuz Chair, RCA Design Interactions MA graduate, Nelly explores the possibilities of space tourism, weightlessness and the thrill of the unknown.  Professor David Wark is an internationally renowned authority on neutrino physics and is distinguished for his work on a series of groundbreaking neutrino experiments, including SAGE the solar neutrino experiment.

‘Sounds of the Stars’ – Live music performance by Nimble Fish and digital artist Tim Blazdell with pop-up multi-media installation incorporating cosmic recordings. Tonight’s performance includes a star projector and a mix of star and stellar body recordings from radio telescopes around the world, including signals from the globular cluster 47 Tuc. 


The series is programmed by Nahum Mantra. It is endorsed by ITACCUS, the International Astronautical Federation's Committee on the Cultural Utilisation of Space

Website links

Regina Peldszus www.spaceflightdesign.org
Nelly Ben Hayoun www.nellyben.com

Professor David Lee Wark