Outer Space as Extreme Scenario

12th December, V2, NL

Nelly Ben Hayoun will be speaking at BLOW UP: Outer Space as Extreme Scenario at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, NL

Thursday 12th December, 8 to 10pm

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media Eendrachtsstraat 10,

3012 XL, Rotterdam


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Our speakers for the evening of December 12 will take us on a journey through designing disasters to test astronauts to the inner space as extreme scenario, from Afrofuturism to the darkest visions of where our ventures into the heavens can take us. The evening will also feature the unveiling of a new art commission with a talk by the artists, Paper Moon by Ilona Gaynor and Craig Sinnamon. Paper Moon explores the emerging legal definitions and loopholes of space. Common Law (that is to say earth's common law) has no legal definition for what ‘Outer Space’ actually means, what it is, and where it is. The problem we face with such literal unmarked territory is the emergent field of ‘Space Law’ becomes genuinely speculative.

Featuring: Ilona Gaynor & Craig Sinnamon | Nelly Ben Hayoun | Charl Landvreugd

This event is part of a larger research project by V2_Lab into Innovation in Extreme Scenarios which will eventually comprise a publication, exhibition, and documentary film.