micro/macro: The world inside/out
26th SEPTEMBER 2012, THE CINEMA MUSEUM, London, 7.45 - 9.45 pm
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In August 2012 NASA managed to land the largest and most advanced rover ever on Mars, named Curiosity, with the aim of analyzing the planet's geological make up and beaming back pictures of the surface to assess whether there was ever life on Mars.
Celebrating the landing of Curiosity, this film program focuses on analyzing the need of human kind to go beyond limits, to explore the unknown at both a microscopic and macroscopic level. In both directions, technology has been used by scientists for the purpose of cognition, and as a way to penetrate the magnitude of the ‘Micro’ and the ‘Macro’ spaces, going beyond the limitations of human physical senses, to reach the sublime.
As a medium, film has had and still has the potential to bring us into the inner world of science and in the vastness of the outer space. Footage and works showing the inner small alongside the vastness of sights of deep space are here opposed, claiming that distance and closeness are one and the same, and their contrast becomes a symbol of awestruck wonder, an ecstatic epiphany.