Emission and Substrates
new series of drawings by Sue.
ACME Project Space
From a Studio Exchange brings together work by six artists - Briony Anderson, George Charman, Bridget O’Gorman, Maria McKinney and We Colonised the Moon - all artists who have thus far participated in an international work/live exchange in 2013 and 2014 between Acme Studios’ Fire Station work/live programme, London and the Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin. The exchange provides a rent-free work/live space for a month, a travel bursary and the support of the host organisation. For this recent exhibition at Acme Project Space, London, each artist presents work that was developed or produced during their residency.
We Colonised the Moon, created 'The Embassy of Summer' during their exchange; a permanent installation on the north face of the Fire Station, Dublin, comprising nine nestboxes for pairs of swifts – representing an invitation into the future to return again and again.
This work/live exchange prorgamme was established following an initiative, with Acme’s support, by artists on Acme's Fire Station Work/Live Programme. The exchange will continue as part of Acme Studio’s Residency and Awards Programme.
The Embassy of Summer at ACME Project Space
44 Bonner Road, Beathnal Green, London
8th. January – 25th. January 2015
Memories of the Moon Age
Book project by Studio Lukas Feireiss including WCTM
will be released later this spring.
Philipp Matthäus Hahn Memorial
Roughly 12 months ago Hagen was honored to have been asked to design the memorial for Philipp Matthäus Hahn (1739–1790) for the city of Kornwestheim, Germany. Besides being a priest, Hahn developed and engineered highly sophisticated astronomical instruments like mechanical orrery (planetarium), sundials, hydrostatic precision scales and one of the earliest mechanical calculators. Hagen's design for a “Weltmaschine”, a kind of a mechanical planetarium that simulates the night sky, is basis for this new public sculpture. Officially opend in December 2014.
Permanent, public sculpture. Steal, aluminium, LED, 2014. Approx 3,5m x 4,5m.
Kornwestheim, Germany / Produced by with Weltkugelmanufaktur
Museum of Post Digital Culture
WCTM is now part of a new online collection.
Thanks to guest curators, H3K, House of Electronic Arts in Basel..
Lunar Trophy 2014
as part of the 20th. Annivasary of The Arts Catalyst we proudly organised the first WCTM Lunar Trophy in London. Taking the physics of rocketry back to the sportive darts competition that was the original space race. Points win prizes.
Was it ever so. Congratulations to the winner!
Sense of Smell
ENTER AT OWN RISK and MOON SCRATCH AND SNIFF are features in the brand new puplication SENSE OF SMELL by Marcel van Barkel & Wander Eikelboom.
...meanwhile. A very curious mail arrived this days in our German Studio. Looks like our friend Sascha Pohflepp now freelances for the Chinese Space Agency :) How ever, thank you very much. We like it! Great 3D puzzle of Jade Rabbit.
WCTM SUMMER BREAK
...meanwhile. Sue spends the summer with Malcolm the greyhound on intense olfactory research up in the north of England whilst Hagen does remote fieldwork as curator of FormLAB with US artist Les Joynes in outer Mongolia. Back in Autumn for new projects in London and Germany with The Arts Catalyst, ACME Project Space and Berloni Gallery.
WCTM at LISTE Art Fair Basel
By invitation of the House for Electronic Arts Basel, WCTM will present the works
Flying Saucers, Made in Germany (Fleet 1 and Fleet 2) and Earth Seen from Space.
The House for Electronic Arts Basel (H3K) focusing on the dialogue between art, technology, and media presents at LISTE 19 five artistic positions which engage with the themes of the departure into and the longing for outer space.
Monday, June 16, 2014, 12–5 pm (preview), 5–9 pm (opening)
Tuesday, June 17 – Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1–9 pm
Sunday, June 22, 1–7 pm
...meanwhile. Somwhere on the country side in Germany.
ACME Centenary Celebrations
In April WCTM's video documentary of the 2011 ACME Project Space
101 (Mostly) Harmless (Almost) Scientific Experiments To Try At Home Show
will be the featured work on the ACME home page, celebrating ACME's 40th year as one of the UK's leading art organisations working to support artists. A new publication celebrating the Centenary of the ACME Fire Station and the residency project there, also features our collaboration and is available to download from the website.
NOW IN 3D
Get your anaglyph glasses out and enjoy this brand new picture of
As Good as a Moonrock now in 3D!
Dynamic, Affordable, Apollo-free
9 January – 2 February 2014
Bargehouse, South Bank, London
As artists in residence throughout Republic of the Moon at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf on London's South Bank in early 2014. Our residency will evolve in the space and includes a series of round tables about religious, political and economic approaches to colonising the moon.
Open Think Tank Late Breakfast
Saturday 11 January 2014, 11am-1pm
Bargehouse, South Bank, London
“Should We Colonise the Moon?”.
What's the future for the Moon – a theme park or a quarry?
Round table discussion about the concept of moon colonisation with
Benedict Singleton, Prof. Ian Crawford, Rev. Dr. Jeremy Law and Nicola Triscott.
Extreme LIVE Moon Smelling
Thursday 16 January, 7 - 10pm
Bargehouse, South Bank, London
As part of KOSMICA: Full Moon Party. After the recent huge success of the
Biggest LIVE Moon Smelling on Earth to Date in Hong Kong we return once more to KOSMICA with the challenge of presenting an even larger smelling session.
#A.I.L - artists in laboratories, episode 51
Radio interview on ResonanceFM with the amazing Régine Debatty.
Hong Kong, City Hall, 9th November 2013
WCTM will be at this year's Microwave Festival in Hong Kong.
Lost in Space/Space Maintenance will feature in the main exhibition.
On the opening night we will be enacting the
Biggest LIVE Moon Smelling On Earth To Date.
Shiny Toys Festival
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, 30 – 31 August 2013
WCTM present Space Maintenance/Lost in Space in the main exhibition.
at this year's Shiny Toys Festival in Mülheim an der Ruhr.
THE dA-Zed GUIDE TO OUTER SPACE
WCTM features together with Alexander McQueen, Bjork, Daft Punk, Felix Baumgärtner, The Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Agnes, Nelly,
Stanely Kubrik, Ridley Scott, Stephen Hawking, UNESCO, X-Files, Yves Klein
and David Bowie in The dA-Zed guide to Outer Space from Dazed Magazine.
The June edition of Kumobakudan Magazine from China,
features WCTM, ENTER AT OWN RISK and the Taste of the Universe.
Gallery TEN Edinburgh, Fringe Venue 188.
An Ideal Sketch of the Moon are on show at PRINT FUSION.
an exhibition of contemporary graphic art at this years Edinburgh Festival.
An Ideal Sketch of the Moon are on show at PUSHING PRINT,
a major UK national print exhibition in Margate.
Firestation London < > Firestation Dublin
This summer WCTM are in residence at The Firestation Artist's Studios in Dublin. Selected for the first exchange for emerging British and Irish artists between Dublin and London. Performance artist Maria McKinney takes our place at ACME Firestation Studios in London.
The Embassy of Summer
Permanent installation on the north face of the Firestation Artist’s Studios in Dublin.
Print edition produced at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin.
Very first sketch for a new astronomical device
Rapidly protoyped in Stuttgart close to the city observatory.
Vol.1 – WE COLONISED THE MOON
Out now. A pocket sized survey of recent work.
Available as PDF or in hard copy format, both on request.
Curating the Cosmos
Enter At Own Risk is included in an online exhibition curated in conjunction with the
2013 Association of American Geographers conference on Curating the Cosmos,
with an accompanying essay by Elizabeth Straughan, Philip J. Nicholson (University of Glasgow) and Eric Magrane (University of Arizona).
Freedom of the Press
Frigoris and Tranquilitatis are on show this spring at The Old Royal Naval College at (Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre) Greenwich. Home also to the famous Observatory.
They appear as part of the Thames Barrier Print Studio artists spring show.
Exhibition runs from 29 April - 26 June 2013
WCTM is back in the studio in London and Stuttgart.
Twaddeling on things as usual.
Space Maintenance and Astronaut Privatised featured in NO15 magazine,
the UC San Diego art publication, in a special issue themed around the surreal.
AUTHENTIC GOODS FROM A REALISTIC FUTURE
EB&Flow Gallery, London
Curated byAttilia Fattori Franchini
Exhibition 13.06. - 1.09.2012
Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser met by chance in 2008 at a bus stop in Norway.
A conversation that started out then about colonising the moon at a glacier roadside continues in London today with their first solo show at EB&Flow.
ENTER AT OWN RISK
About the Smell of the Moon and Astronaut Training
Part of the exhibition Republic of the Moon, FACT, Liverpool, UK
December 2011 – February 2012
BBC Stargazing LIVE
For BBC Stargazing Live at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester we present our next work about extraterrestrial aromas. THE TASTE OF THE UNIVERSE! Come around and have a bite! 27th January 2012, MOSI, Manchaster, UK
This special edition of KOSMICA comes to Liverpool as part of the Republic of the Moon exhibition, and is curated by us with Nahum Mantra. The all-female line-up will include presentations by Hilde de Bruijn of the Moon Life Foundation, Dr. Iya Whiteley, Space Psychologist (IACE Ltd, Director; UCL Centre for Space Medicine Consultant), Bee Thakore of the Planetary Society and Ulrike Kubatta ('She Should Have Gone To The Moon')
Our latest research workshop, building with teams of young people, space probes, cosmic explorers and rovers with a terminal end in mind. Rather than seeing a crash as a failure, we will film in high speed the beauty of the material chain reaction, unleashed in the devices final moments.
NEW SCIENTIST – low-tech-moon-landings
Review by Jessica Hamzelou for CultureLab
To Try At Home
ACME PROJECT SPACE, London
August – September 2011
WCTM will be installing a brand new laboratory entitled ‘101 Harmless Scientific
Experiments To Try At Home’ at the Acme Project Space this summer. For six weeks between August and September we will be investigating and inventing solutions for anti-gravity, time machines and holding auditions for astronauts.
An Audiance of Experts
The Arts Catalyst
The Sun Dies Anyway
Stuttgart, how are you doing? June – July, 2011, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
MY MOOD / GOOD SAVE ME FROM CULTURE
Silcsreen, 25 x 25cm, Edition 30
WCTM in front of an image of Sagittarius B distributing the taste of the Universe
(rasberries and rum) to the KOSMICA audiance. (Photo: Sascha Pohflepp)
KOSMICA at The Arts Catalyst, 50-54 Clerkenwell Road, London
MOON, scratch and sniff
Moon, scratch and sniff is a commission for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
and was launched there as part of an event on olfactory art in September 2010.
We Colonised The Moon has a new website. The Pixel Monkey can have a bananna. And you can check out the projects we have already completed and those still 'under construction...'
Welcome to our universe, Hagen & Sue