Adam Norton’s Generic Escape Capsule 2006 is on view at Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane as part of the group show House Inspection: Interior Motives until October 1. Here are some shots of the Generic Escape Capsule in the exhibition. Photos by Mick Richards.
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Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art explores a spectrum of seductive, terrifying and fantastic potential futures. The exhibition presents new and existing work by eleven Australian artists including time machines, handmade robots, meteorological instruments, interplanetary communication devices, a mars gravity simulator, wearable technologies and apocalyptic visions.
Awfully Wonderful features a diverse public program including screenings of Philip Brophy’s Northern Void and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in the ClubHouse. There are opportunities for discussion and discourse with artist and curator tours, a RealTime Forum, a Speculative Futures Symposium and an interpretation session by scientists. Don’t miss Adam Norton’s Mars Gravity Simulator every Saturday from 11am-12pm.
Artists: Philip Brophy, Eugene Carchesio, Haines + Hinterding, Deborah Kelly, Jo Law, David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton, Ms&Mr, Hayden Fowler, Ian Haig, Adam Norton, Sam Smith and Simon Yates.
Performance Space at Carriageworks
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
15 April – 14 May
Opening night: Thursday 14 April 6pm
Artist & Curator tour Friday 15 April 5pm
Mars Gravity Simulator is based on the Apollo lunar simulators of the 1960ʼs where astronauts were suspended parallel to the Earth by cables and a series of harnesses. The object of the simulator was to test spacesuits and allow astronauts to practise manoeuvres in reduced gravity circumstances.
Adam Norton has taken the design and updated it for Mars-like conditions and constructed a simulator in the foyer of Performance Space. The artist will be suspended in his spacesuit and make a number of test space walks each Saturday during the exhibition.