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Austronomy

THU Sept. 7, 2017, 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
FRI Sept. 8, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K
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Credit: Florian Voggeneder

Florian Voggeneder (AT)

Austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck’s lift-off to the MIR space station on October 1st, 1991, was accompanied by a euphoric celebration of this country’s giant leap into the cosmos. 25 years later, Florian Voggeneder boldly goes on a photographic mission to document the implications of this miniature Space Age.

Obscure artifacts and unworldly landscapes, space enthusiasts and research facilities converge in a narrative at the cusp of fiction and folklore that explores the possibility of an Alpine space program. In Deep Space 8K, the artist elaborates on his project’s progress to date and participation in scientific space simulations.