Edition 2018

Monica Alcazar-Duarte 


Quad, Derby, United Kingdom

Humanity is currently engaged in a new space race. Nations and private corporations are eagerly pushing ahead to develop the technologies required to explore and ultimately exploit the riches of the cosmos. A new generation of space scientists is working to develop the skills required to become explorers of the unlimited frontier. Ascension presents images of space scientists and scientific facilities across Europe in an interactive installation, which includes an augmented reality component that reveals images of natural chaos and genesis. The images are accompanied by a soundscape including text by Frank White, noted space-philosopher and theorist.

Exhibition curator: Michael Sargeant.
Publication: The New Colonists, Bemojake, 2017.
Augmented Reality visuals: Levan Tozashvili.
Lightboxes: Monica Alcazar-Duarte and Michael C. Breakey.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture