At the beginning of the 1970s US American physicist Gerard K. O’Neill developed the first ideas for colonizing space. Shortly thereafter, Stewart Brand, cybercommunard and editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, took up these ideas and published the book Space Colonies. In this and in other editions of the CoEvolution Quarterly, the issue of whether space might already be colonized in the year 2000 is discussed. Fabian Reimann’s Space Colonies. A Galactic Freeman’s Journal refers to these publications. In his photo essay he assembles historical, present-day, and speculative material, which he combines with fictional and factual stories to create a composite of different images of the world.
Text Fabian Reimann
Design Fabian Reimann
160 pp., English, 153 black-white illustrations, perfect bound softcover
25. März 2017, 15 h
On the trail of Christian Gottlieb Priber´s Paradise
Opening 23.02.2017, 19 h
24.02. – 08.04.2017
Centre for Contemporary Art
In films, installations and songs, artists interrogate the ideas and fate of the nearly forgotten, German early Enlightenment proponent and social utopian Christian Gottlieb Priber (1697 - 1746?), who set out nearly 300 years ago for the North American wilderness with the goal of founding a happy community. He lived several years with the Cherokee, whose customs and language he studied and adopted. His arrest prevented the foundation of his »Kingdom Paradise«, a place where everyone would enjoy the same freedoms – regardless of origin, gender and faith.