Since the opening of the 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale, the Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA) has scanned over 30,000 individuals and groups whose digital bodies are now forming Human planet. With only a few weeks left to see the pavilion and join this unusual celestial body, the LSA is pleased to announce its closing event, which is the result of an experimental study program Liquid cosmos initiated by the LSA and operated by the KOSMICA Institute along with Karlsruhe University of Design (HfG). The event presents a multi-media work by a group of artists from the HfG who deal with Planet of the people as well as room architecture and design.
The LSA, a nomadic initiative, has set up its laboratory in Venice in the Renaissance church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti for the duration of the Venice Biennale 2021. This is where the agency operates its space program Planet of the people, a speculative alien architecture project by the artist and founder of the LSA Julijonas Urbonas that suggests building a planet entirely out of human bodies. In the center of the laboratory, designed by Isora x Lozuraityte architecture studio in collaboration with the artist Vladas Suncovas, is a bespoke 3D scanner developed by Studio Pointer *. With this scanner, the LSA can test as suggested by Human planet of Urbonas would work and what impact this would have on humanity as a whole. Based on certain physical parameters that correspond to those of Lagrange points (especially L2) where gravity is almost non-existent, the scanner scans the visitors to the laboratory and “sends” them into this room, where they slowly out to a planet People merge. This hypothetical architectural attempt has so far attracted the attention of 60,000 visitors!
In the last days of the Venice Biennale 2021 (19. – 21. November 2021) the LSA organizes a presentation of works that were developed between the artists of the HfG and KOSMICA as part of their experimental study program Liquid cosmos. In this program, through a series of seminars and discussions with Nahum—Artist and Director of KOSMICA — Artists examined how creatives have envisioned a variety of critical and poetic space exploration models throughout history, Planet of the people underneath. Your answer is a group of interactive installations and performances that will envelop the LSA laboratory in Venice. The participating artists: especially Csonka, Juhee Han, Kimin Han, Anna-Lina Helsen, Iden Sungyoung Kim, Jungeun Lee, Christina Vinke, Alex Wenger and Michael Bielicky.
the Lithuanian Space Agency, founded by Julijonas Urbonas, is an organization that researches spatial architecture and gravitational aesthetics. The LSA recognizes the radical otherworldliness of the cosmos and aims to redefine the extremes of lived experience and imagination. The agency focuses on exploring the potential roles of architecture, design and art in the new space age, both globally and in the context of Lithuania.
The exhibition of the LSA Planet of the people is presented by the Lithuanian Culture Council, organized by Rupert Center for Art, Residences and Alternative Education in Vilnius and on behalf of Julija Reklait. The exhibition curator is Jan Bölen, with deputy curator Milda Batakyt. Strategic partner: X museum.
KOSMICA is a global institute founded in 2011 with the mission to create a space agency for critical, cultural and poetic discourse about our relationship with space, space exploration and the effects of these activities on earth. KOSMICA curates and produces original content, projects and programs and brings together experts from various disciplines to explore the cultural implications of space exploration, the future of humanity and the most pressing problems we are currently facing on our planet.
Karlsruhe University of Design (HfG) is a state university that was founded in Karlsruhe in 1992. It focuses on media art, communication design, product design, exhibition design and scenography, art research and media philosophy with strong interdisciplinarity between the departments.
Each person must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) in order to gain access to the Lithuanian pavilion.
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