Cozzzmonautica 2022 - Forest of Antennae
18:00 - 00:00
How can we travel here on Earth overnight to the edges of the universe without huge budgets, expensive equipment and without consuming enormous amounts of resources and energy? How can art, science and imagination help us in this sense?
The theme of this year's Cozzzmonautica edition is the Forest of Antennae - and it reflects the need to develop a new sensibility grown and springing from a terrestrial solidarity, capable of responding to the challenges of an extremely difficult moment in which exploitation without limits, geopolitical entrenchment and the climate crisis can no longer be ignored or separated.
The basic concept is simple: how can we together subtly transform a museum hall, a simple room, a gallery or a classroom – into a possible imaginary spaceship that houses and shelters us? How can we live for a night together on board this improvised shuttle – which will become both a home and an educational space at the same time?
On September 23, 2022 within Cozzzmonautica we want to stimulate and populate such familiar spaces with dreams related to other worlds and other realities.
We are happy to be in the presence of some special guests who will give a series of presentations in the first part of the evening: the science fiction writer Stanley Chen Qiufan from China, the science fiction author Anamaria Borlan from the Antares cenacle in Brașov, the scientist specialist in unconventional informatics Andrew Adamatzky & Irina Petrova Admatzky from Bristol UK and Islamic SF and Arab-futurism specialist Prof.Jörg Matthias Determann from Doha Qatar.
The presentations program:
18h - Anamaria Borlan, The Arecibo Message
19h - prof. Jörg Matthias Determann, Islamic Futures
20h- Andrew Adamatzky, Neuroscience of slime mould, fungi and zooglea
21h - Irina Petrova Admatzky, The X-Files. Ecological Disaster in an Industrial Wonderland
22h - Stanley Chen Qiufan, Think Beyond: How can we design the future with science fiction?
CoZzzmonautica travels on the sound waves in this edition with the IMPROVISORIUM team (Tina Klatte, Niko Fleischer and Markus Stein) and their guests Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Sara Lehn, Gabi Schaffner and Adam Frankiewic who will broadcast in the cosmos on parallel FM lengths from the Seasnaps 2022 RadioLab festival in Leipzig.
The portion of spatial nutrition will be present through a culinary installation made by Andreea Patroi - Delikat Essen.
CozZzmonautica 2022 - Forest of Antennae also hosts a special release - Cosmic Dream / 宇宙の夢, a tribute and inspiration music cassette project from the Romanian Avangarde Electronic Music Artists (1966-1988: Adrian Enescu, Rodion G.A., Florian din Transilvania, Zoltan Boros, Lucian Metianu, Theodor Grigoriu, Dinu Petrescu and Octavian Nemescu) and to the Japanese anime film "Magnetic Rose" (1995) creators (Satoshi Kon, Katsuhiro Otomo and Koji Morimoto). A project by Bogdan "Otaku" Gorganeanu.
& two video screenings: “The Wandering Earth” 2019 - ( 流浪地球; pinyin: liúlàng dìqiú) a Chinese sci-fi film directed by Frant Gwo, based on the 2000 novel “The Wandering Earth” by Liu Cixin and a film by Gheorghe Tanase.
And after 00:00 we hope to slip pleasantly into the world of dreams accompanied by astral sounds produced by Felix Petrescu / Waka x - spaceship sound habitat dj set and Erik Kun vs 0LX - sound hypersleep dj set.
(sleeping places available max. 15, each participant is asked to bring sleeping equipment)
Cozzzmonautica is an alternative educational program dedicated to lovers of outer space, universe exploration and xenobiology, sci-fi and speculative fiction.
A component of this year's Cozzzmonautica is the exhibition - Antenna Forest - in which 24 artists/artists/artistx/group of artists temporarily populate our space with their artifacts, transforming it into a search and communication station with extraterrestrial intelligences. Whether they embrace speculative theories about implants that stimulate your artistic production, or address topics such as the impact of the Anthropocene, aware of the current moment of rupture with our planet, or describe mysterious phenomena - through their works we discover omnipresent complexities and deep interconnections.
Exhibit: Alexandra Mocan, Alma Gyovai, Ana Kun & Mihai Drăgan, Andrea Mikyska, Andrei Arion, Cenaclul Sefeu, Claudia Chiriță, Cristian Eduard Drăgan, Csilla Bartus, Daria Pugachova, Ecological Gyre Theory, Gavril Pop, Hanna Husberg & Agata Marzecova, Irina Adamatzky, Magdalena Skrolecka, Maria Martelli & Silvia Moldovan, Marina Oprea, Mălina Bratu & Gabriel Mager, Mihaela Vasiliu, Mihai Zgondoiu, Minitremu Art Camp #7, Nava C2, Nicponiej Galeria, Vilmos Koter.
Our partners are:
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Romania, Seanaps Festival - Live Radiolab in Leipzig, Minitremu Association, Doar Maine Association, Kinema Ikon,The Secret Garden Bookshop, La un Moment Dat, Arta Magazine, Propagararta
The project is part of the Cultural Program "Timișoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture" and is financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Project Center. See less