Anton Vidokle -The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun - 2015

We could live as particles of the sun

A cosmist theory workshop by Cristina Moraru.

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June 2018
6.30 – 8.30 PM
Arthur Cravan Foundation, via Aleardi 11, Milano

Workshop program:
Monday 25, 6.30 – 8.30 PM: Presentation of the cosmism philosophy; configuration of working teams that will explore the cosmist theory according to their similarities in thinking about art and cosmos, and their preferred medium of work (drawing, sketching, writing, etc.)
Tuesday 26, 6.30 – 8.30 PM: Projection of two works of art related to this cosmic theme: The Communist Revolution Was Caused by the Sun, 2015, made by Anton Vidokle and The Factory of the Sun, 2015, made by Hito Steyerl. Interpretation of the presented works according to a given methodology. Conclusions. From 8.30 PM: aperitif and dinner.
Free entrance. Reservation suggested. The workshop will be in English.
To participate please contact mail@cosecosmiche.org

SAMSUNG CSC 3-IMG_1070 photo>

Art can do anything: it can extend our life, reinvent our bodies, resurrect us from death, it can make us immortal, self-sustainable and it can offer us the possibility of exploring the entire universe. This is the paradigm of thinking which motivated my project ‒ consisting in a workshop intended to analyze the possibility of restructuring the culture, the society, the politics and ideology, in every aspect of human life, in order to achieve the somehow ‘senseless’ purpose of attaining immortality.
The theme of the workshop revolves around the cosmist idea that death is not natural, is just an error in a certain life process that it can be overcome trough scientifically research in all the fields of knowledge, including art. (Anton Vidokle and Hito Steyerl).
Nikolai Fedorov takes this idea even further and envisions a world in which we would disavow our existence as subjects and choose to be objects – not technological objects that are used and devalued through time, but art objects, which are cared for and are not replaceable: objects that can be restored – animated, but are immortal objects.
Other concepts discussed are: the production of time (Antonio Negri), the cosmic circulation of energy, the blood rejuvenation community (Alexander Bogdanov), the telepathic sphere of reason (Vladimir Vernadsky), the superintelligence and the post-humanism. more>

Image: Anton Vidokle, Film still from The Communist Revolution Was Caused By the Sun, 2015.