Mat Collishaw

ΑΩ, 2016

Space helmet, replica skull, LCD screen, media player, glass, wood
164 × 90 × 100 cm

The work is a visualization of the human desire to conquer new spaces. In a video projected onto the glass of a discarded astronaut’s helmet, the viewer sees an image of a chimpanzee peering curiously at the world on the other side of the glass. Similarly, humans are eager to explore the world beyond their natural habitat and, driven by curiosity, set out to conquer space and colonize distant territories.

Mat Collishaw. The Machine Zone. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. Feb 25-Jun 25, 2022
Beyond 2001: Odysseys of Intelligence. Museo de la Evolución Humana, Burgos, Spain. 5 apr-9 dec 2019
Beyond 2001: Odysseys of Intelligence. Fundación Telefónica. Madrid, Spain, 31 Oct, 2018-17 Jan, 2019
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick. Somerset House, London, UK. 6 Jul-24 Aug 2016

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