by Simon Ripoll-Hurier
Screening, 45 min
On 10 January 1946 at 11:58 am the antennas at Camp Evans in New Jersey sent out a brief but very powerful radar signal towards the Moon. A little over two seconds later they captured a very feeble echo of the signal. «Man’s first contact with the Moon» was the initial success for «Project Diana», launched two years earlier; it was also the first step towards the Earth-Moon-Earth communications technology that would be extensively used by the United States army and secret services until the 1960s, when it was supplanted by orbital satellites. Since then the only signals the Moon has been receiving come from amateur radio «hams» with the resources to build parabolic antennas big enough and powerful enough.
Simon Ripoll-Hurier, Diana [15.03.2015], video HD, 9’16, 2015
States of Mind
by Clara Schulmann
Lecture, 45 min
The movies don’t use female voice-overs a lot. Detached from their bodies, these voices are dematerialised. But often they can give us access to a subjectivity, to secrets – to another, interior voice. They are in search of something. They are also ironic, and critical. Under house arrest, they disturb and dismantle the contexts imposed on them. If we change places and listen to the voices of women who write or women artists speaking, what becomes of these sentimental abstractions?
Dorothea Tanning, Portefeuille (Pocketbook), 1946