Zero Gravity: A Cultural User’s Guide, 2005

Morag Wightman takes a parabolic flight, and pulls an elegant dancing pose whilst floating.
Morag Wightman, Zero Gravity, Falling Without Fear, 2001.

A survey of Arts Catalyst's pioneering zero gravity projects carried out over the last 10 years.

Beginning with a contextual overview, the book traces the development of the projects and discusses the collaborations with Kitsou Dubois and Imperial College’s BioDynamics group, and the inauguration of the MIR (Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research) consortium which gives international artists the opportunity to carry out individual projects in zero gravity.

The book contains essays by Eduardo Kac, Marina Benjamin, Rob la Frenais, Kodwo Eshun, with an introduction by Nicola Triscott. It features projects by Kitsou Dubois, Mike Stubbs, Ansuman Biswas and Jem Finer, Andrew Kotting, Dr Antony Bull, Morag Wightman, Louise K Wilson, Flow Motion, Marcelli Antunez Roca, i-DAT, Otolith Group with Richard Couzins, Yuri Leiderman, Vadim Fishkin, Marko Peljhan, Dragan Zivadinov, Andrei and Julia Velikanov, Mikhail Ryklin, and Dr Rebecca Forth.

Publication details

Zero Gravity: A Cultural User’s Guide
ISBN 978-0-9534546-4-8
Edited by Nicola Triscott and Rob La Frenais
Published by Arts Catalyst, 2005
Colour and monochrome, 98 pages, soft back
Dimensions 250mm x 250mm
Weight 510g

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