21 May 2005
This second edition in the series of ‘The Others’ is a
symposium discussing how visions of moral issues are presented in
science fiction films with special emphasis on ethics toward nature,
women and other non-human phenomena.
The symposium will be introduced by Annu Wilenius, coorganiser and
currently artist-in-residence at Het Wilde Weten.
Then follows a series of talks by:
Ewoud van Rijn (artist NL)
Steve Rushton (artist/writer UK/NL)
Steven Barich (artist/writer USA/NL)
Susanne Kriemann (artist NL)
André Kuipers (astronaut NL)
that will be concluded by a group discussion.
At 23.30h the evening will finish with a concert by the band Applegarden.
During the whole evening, there will be continuous simultane filmscreenings
Richard Fleischer: SOYLENT GREEN (1973)
Geoff Murphy: THE QUIET EARTH (1984)
René Daalder: HABITAT (1985)
Andrej Tarkovsky: SOLARIS (1972)
Steven Soderbergh: SOLARIS (2003)
Franklin J. Schaffner: PLANET OF THE APES (1967)
Tim Burton: PLANET OF THE APES (2001)
The selection of films is based on the idea that science fiction is
not necessarily so much occupied with what is truly alien but rather
with human self-reflection. Sci-fi uses the change of scenery to future
or to outer space to reflect on possible situations where our moral
convictions and/or instinctual behaviour or the combination of these
- that might be called our culture - is challenged. Simply: We go
out to space to find ourselves.
The Others has been made possible by financial support of the Rotterdamse
Kunst Stichting / Rotterdam Art Foundation.