Sue Corke (London, UK) and Hagen Betzwieser (Stuttgart, Germany)
met by chance in 2008 at a bus stop whilst conducting artistic field work in Norway.

Working for the last five years as WE COLONISED THE MOON their graphic art
and installation projects have embodied a range of DIY production techniques within
a partnership rooted in absurdism, characterised by slogans and catchphrases.

Sue Corke is a visual artist with an interest in the theatre of illustration.

Hagen Betzwieser‘s artistic practice as The Institute of General Theory is exploring

the gaps and connections between art and science to create New New Media.

Together they seek to demonstrate that the future may indeed be frightening,but also highly entertaining. Previous projects have included creating solutions for space waste by disguising satellites as asteroids; building a solar powered solarium because ‘the sun dies anyway’ and synthesising the smell of the moon. 


Different planets. Same concept.
(Collective biography. For full CV please see our individual websites)

EXHIBITIONS
2014 LISTE – Art Fair, House of Electronic Arts Basel, Basel, Switzerland 
2014 Republic of the Moon, Bargehouse, London
2013 Microwave Festival, Hong Kong
2013 Shiny Toys, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2013 Print Fusion,
Gallery TEN Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival
2013 Freedom of the Press,
Thames Barrier Print Studio, Royal Naval College Greenwich
2013 Curating the Cosmos,
Association of American Geographers
2012
Authentic Goods from a Realistic Future, EB&Flow Gallery, London, UK
2012 Space Adventures #1, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany
2012 Hacked Lab at La Rinascente, Milan Designweek, Milan, Italy
2011 Republic of the Moon, FACT Liverpool, UK
2011 ACME Project Space, London, UK
2011 Crunch, EB&Flow Gallery
2011 Preview Berlin,
EB&Flow Gallery
2011 Stuttgart, How Are You Doing? Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
2010 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009 OHPen Surface, Malmö, Sweden
2009 ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany

TALKS
2013 Microwave Festival, Hong Kong
2013
The Firestation Artist's Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Kosmica Mexico, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

2012 Halle14, Spinnerei, Leipzig
2012 W+K Agency, London
2012 BBC, Stargazing, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchster, UK
2012 Kosmica Liverpool, FACT, Liverpool, UK

2011 BBC, Material World, radio interview
2011 The Gopher Hole, London, UK
2011 Kosmica 6, The Arts Catalyst, London, UK
2011 ACME Project Space, London, UK
2011 Kosmica 2, The Arts Catalyst, London, UK
2009 iRes, University College Falmouth, UK

WORKSHOPS / TEACHING
2013 WCTM Experience, Microwave Festival, Hong Kong
2012 IKEA Fieldtrip, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, UK
2012 THE END IS NEAR,
Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
2012 CRASH, FACT, Liverpool, UK
2011 micro symposium #1
, ACME Project Space, London, UK
2011 Super Sundays, ACME Project Space, London, UK
2009 iRes, University College Falmouth, UK

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS
2014 Institutional Residency at The Arts Catalyst, London
2013
The Firestation Artist's Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2013 Shortlisted Stephen Cripps Scultpure Award
2012 Nominated Ars Electronica, Interactive Arts
2011 ACME Project Space, London, UK
2009 iRes, University College Falmouth, UK

PRESS
SRF, Swiss Radio & TV: "Auf Shoppingtour im Supermarkt für junge Kunst"
ARTnews Science Fiction: Sci-Fi Gets Real
we make money not art - A.I.L - Artists in Laboratories, episode 51
Huffingtonpost Artists create their own earth-based- embassy to the moon

This is Tomorrow Republic of the Moon
New Scientist There's a moon for us all at the lunar art show
The Independent, Space sensory immersion

Studio International Republic of the Moon
Wildcultur, The Bewildering Beauty of the Moon at Night
Wall Street International, Republic of the Moon
Time Out London Lunatic artists: Republic of the Moon
TVB Pearl News, Hong Kong: Microwave Festival
DAZED, dA-Zed Guide to Outer Space
we make money not art: Inteview
New Scientist: Low-tech Moon Landings
The Guardian, Exhibitons
BBC Stargazing Live Back to Earth, Episode 1
BBC NewsBBC Material World 
The Double Negative

Art Monthly, Republic of the Moon, FACT
artplayer.tv, Republic of the Moon, FACT
WIRED Republic of the Moon exhibition explores lunar living
The Fox is Black, Space Suit of the Week
Boing Boing, Moon Scratch and Sniff 
Hufington Post What does the moon smell like?
dailymail, One small sniff for man
The Metro, New scratch ‘n‘ sniff artwork created smells like the Moon

foxny, Artists create Moon 'Scratch and Sniff'
Stuff.co.nz Scent of the Moon revealed
ARTnews, Scent & Sensibility

 

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