[NetBehaviour] Space Art Summer School

Natalia Fuchs nfuchs at artypical.com
Fri Jun 26 13:52:17 CEST 2020

On June 18, 2020, the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics together with art practice
ARTYPICAL start an open-call for participation in the international Space Art Summer
School. This is a laboratory project for creative research of archives and visual culture
related to contemporary ideas about space and the history of space exploration. The
school will operate in an online format from July 27, 2020 to August 31, 2020.
Participation in the school is free. Applications are accepted from June 18 to July 5,

The international summer school invites musicians, artists, researchers, and
technologists from around the world to create new sound and visual works across
disciplines, from 3D animation and digital sculpture to new literature and music

The summer school is an online educational program with the purpose of conducting
thematic lectures and seminars for both school participants and a wide audience, as
well as a public audio-visual program and exhibition projects at the end of the summer
school period.

The following topics will be presented in the program of the Space Art Summer
● Space in cinematography and visual art
● Space in the work of music composers
● Sonification and audification of the cosmos and astronomy
● Media art in outer space
● Media archeology of space
● Philosophy of space and Russian cosmism
● Iconographies of human spaceflight
...and more

The co-hosts of the Space Art Summer School are Natalia Fuchs, international
curator, new media researcher, and art critic (Russia) and Peter Kirn, creative
technologist, musician, and journalist (USA/Germany).

The presenting team will also include invited experts from the field of modern culture,
space technology, and international institutions related to space exploration.
Space Art Summer School timeline:
● Open call for applications: June 18 to July 5, 2020.
● Selection of participants announced: July 12, 2020.
● The summer school (online) is held weekly on Mondays from July 27, 2020 to
August 31, 2020.
● The school’s public program (offline) will be presented in the space of the
Museum of Cosmonautics and at partner sites in 2020-2021.

Participation at the school is free for participants. An application is required for
participation, including a motivation letter and a portfolio (in English) by
23:59 Moscow time July 5, 2020 to sass at artypical.com . The best projects created
within the school may receive support for implementation in the framework of joint
public programs (exhibition and performative).

More details:

The curator of Space Art Summer School of the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow is Natalia Fuchs,
international curator, new media researcher, and art critic.

Natalia graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in cultural management in the UK and
Danube University with a degree in media history in Austria. From 2013 to 2016 she was the curator of the
Polytechnic Museum in Moscow. In addition to the exhibitions “Earth Lab” together with Ars Electronica and
“On the Origin of the New”, together with the Moscow-based Garage Museum, Natalia curated the
interdisciplinary program “Polytech.Science.Art: Science. Art. Technologies.” In 2015, she was awarded a
diploma of the Ministry of Culture of Russia for “The best educational project in the museum”. From 2016 to
2018, Natalia worked as a curator, deputy director and head of the multimedia programs sector of the National
Centre for Contemporary Art as part of ROSIZO. Under her leadership, the TECHNE platform for innovative
and technological art was launched. In 2017-2019, she taught the history of media art at Moscow State
University and Art & Science course at the ITMO University in St. Petersburg. Among Natalia’s space related
projects is the “Matters of Gravity” exhibition at the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow in 2015, which was
created following training flights at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center for a group of media artists
from Mexico. As a result of the experiment, a creative look was born on the phenomenon of gravity, the
physicist Miguel Alcubierre, Ph.D. from the University of Wales (Cardiff, Great Britain), and a specialist in
Einstein's theory of relativity became a scientific consultant to the exhibition. Her recent international projects
include the technological art exhibition "Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds", created jointly with Peter
Weibel at the ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe, Germany), as well as “AI: More Than Human” as an
adviser at the Barbican Center (London, Great Britain). At the moment, Natalia Fuchs is the curator of the
festival of technological culture Gamma and the international professional forum Gamma_PRO.
www.artypical.com <http://www.artypical.com/>

The facilitator of Space Art Summer School of the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow is Peter Kirn, an
electronic musician, creative technologist and journalist.

Peter Kirn is a composer and musicologist exploring expressive technologies through writing and events. As
editor of cdm.link, he has created an independent daily hub for news and insights into making music and live
visuals with technology. His own music spans experimental and club sounds, with releases on Detroit
Underground, Wunderblock Records, Snork Enterprises, Instruments of Discipline, Kotä Records, and his own
Establishment. That has found his music everywhere from NY Fashion Week to contemporary dance to spatial
sound to underground techno. He also has co-created and markets the MeeBlip line of music hardware and
He has also been a lecturer (City University of New York, Bauhaus Universität Weimar) and produced new
platforms for knowledge exchange. As a speaker on facilitator of collaborative laboratories for music and
performance, he has worked with ARTYPICAL, TED, SONAR+D, MUTEK, GAMMA, Factory Berlin, and
others, and continues to direct the MusicMakers Hacklab with CTM Festival.
Kirn has written extensively on the relationship between media, sound, and space exploration, including
advocacy of shared, open-license media from NASA and ESA. As a speaker at TEDxESA, he presented the
Space Science Sound System as a lecture-performance, collecting space audio. Through that project he has also
released a Creative Commons-licensed set of field recordings produced at ESA’s European Space Research and
Technology Centre. He collaborated again with ESA to release Francesco Novara’s album Astron on his label
Establishment, created out of sounds from the Rosetta mission to a comet.
www.cdm.link <http://www.cdm.link/>

The Cosmonautics Museum is one of the largest scientific and technical museums in Russia. The
history of the museum began in 1964, when a monument to the Conquerors of Space appeared on the
map of Moscow.
Today the Cosmonautics Museum is one of the three most visited museums supervised by the
Department of Culture of Moscow. The modern museum exposition consists of eight exhibition halls.
The museum’s collection has more than 99,000 storage units: rocket and space technology, material
relics, documents, philately, numismatics, objects of decorative art, collections of paintings and
Here are the stories of space explorers. Among them: the famous Belka and Strelka, the authentic
descent vehicles of the Soyuz spacecraft, the layout of Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite, the
original Lunokhod control panel, the full-size layout of the Mir station base unit and other space
Official pages of the Cosmonautics Museum:

Media contacts:
Filimonova Olga, Spokesperson
Cell. +7 (965) 178-05-20
editormmk at gmail.com

With kindest regards,
Mag. Natalia Fuchs I Наталья Фукс
Curator, Producer, Media Art Historian
ARTYPICAL I Art Relations Practice 


Cell: +79104320152
Email: nfuchs at artypical.com 
Web: www.artypical.com 



Gamma_PRO, 10.07.2020 
Hybrid Conference on Art & Technology

GAMMA, 5-6.09.2020 
Techno Culture Festival
St Petersburg, Russia

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