11 April - 2 May 2015
Time 7 pm - 9 pm
– Scotty Enterprises, Gallery Space,
Ines Rebelo, Rose Stevens and Anne Wölk
Scotty Enterprises, Gallery Space,
"The Antimatter Factory",
An exhibition with works by
Christine Niehoff, Ines Rebelo,
Rose Stevens and Anne Wölk, www.scotty-enterprises.de
"Realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method"
Definition of Science Fiction by Robert A. Heinlein
Antimatter has long been famous for being the fuel used to propel starship Enterprise through the universe in STAR TREK. Now NASA scientists are working on a 'real' antimatter space rocket to go to Mars.
The Antimatter Factory brings together the works of three visual artists and a writer, which operate somewhere between fact and fiction, in an area where serious research meets humour and imagination. All artists combine research material from a wide variety of sources in their work in order to question our view of the world and understanding of reality and normality.
Visions of the future in science fiction have often proved to be truly visionary and frighteningly accurate in retrospect. If they didn't get the details right they nevertheless often provided very revealing insights into social aspects. Almost always they open our eyes to the present and what is wrong with it. As Philip K. Dick wrote, "science fiction has always been a protest medium. In science fiction, a writer is not merely inclined to act out the Cassandra role, he is absolutely obliged to."
1 Via the detour of the future science fiction allows the artists in the show to comment on the present.