water on the left, city on the right
a tree, a mountain, an ocean.
where is the highest point?
nature, how could I tell you, so you would understand?
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can we ever enter the past or the future?
was it a dream? was it a memory?
a museum, which runs in all directions:
there is a visitor *
but one we do not expect, one we do not invite
one which goes where we wish them not to go
does things we do not expect.
The museum and the nature that surrounds it act as a model and starting point for an exploration as well as a discussion on the significance of public space; making place for talks and discussions of the continuous development of democracy – in theory and in practice.
In early spring 2006 Raketa made a documentation of the Biological Museum in Uppsala, Sweden. The documentation raised many questions concerning the identity of a museum containing a collection of the surrounding natural habitat. In what ways can the museum be a possible forum for discussing issues about nature, the global environment, politics, ethics, right of common, art, biology, philosophy, utopias and our common cultural heritage?
This became the starting point and take-off for There is a Visitor # 13, a project together with State Darwin Museum in Moscow.
* footnotes in the State Darwin Museum
* fill in your story – start here:
THERE IS A VISITOR # 13.
Curator: r a k e t a
Co-curators: Anna Linder & Martin Schibli
- Nils Agdler
- Conny Blom
- Jon Brunberg
- Jakob Eklund
- Markus Ernehed
- Mikael Granlöf
- Helena Granström
- Ann Korzhova
- Elin Magnusson
- Timo Menke
- Magnus Petersson
- Dmitri Plax
- Benjamin Quigley
- Helene Ringberg
- Anastasia Ryabova
- Imri Sandström
- Alex Shiriaieff
- Susanne Skog
- Mattias Sköld
- Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir
- Anders Widoff
- Mark Wilson
- Evgeny Yufit
- JacStudios: Johan Carlsson, Georg Jagunov
- 70°N: Magdalena Haggärde, Gisle Løkken, Berit Steenstrup
- OEI: Cecilia Grönberg, Jonas (J) Magnusson
- Raketa Institute: Cecilia Enberg, Åsa Lipka Falck, Camilla Schlyter Gezelius, Jann Lipka, Karin Lundgren Tallinger, Veronica Wiman
With support from: Swedish Arts Council, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation, Icelandic Art Center, The Embassy of Sweden in Moscow.
Organizers: r a k e t a @ The State Darwin Museum
Opening: September 20, 1 - 4pm
Seminar/round table: October 9-10:
r a k e t a is running interdisciplinary, collaborative projects and experiments within art, design, architecture and digital media.
www.raketa.nu / www.visitors.nu / www.darwin.ru
* with the warmest thanks to the little river !