Four months ago I recieved an email from Ils Huygens, curator of Space Odyssey 2.0 at Z33 asking for support with Angelo Vermeulen‘s Seeker Project. I didn’t need to be persuaded to build a spaceship! So here I was, spending weeks with a wild mix of people who explore the possibility of flying into space or initiate projects related to stories around the subject. Last night the exhibition opened its doors. It will be running until 19th May of this year. It is needless to say that you should visit Z33 after you had a look at the images below.
Above: Team of Seeker Exploration Mission. All six members, Angelo Vermeulen, Lonny van Ryswyck, Gaston Wuestenbergs, Vera Thaens, Hanneke van der Werf and Giacomo Piona Piovan, spend 36 h in the spaceship without leaving it in order to find out if life in the co-creation sculpture is possible.
Seeker Spaceship at Z33. Check the Seeker Facebook page for more images of the process.
One of the bunk beds at Seeker
Space Class by Angelo Vermeulen
Vacuum sealed food for the Seeker
Spaceship kitchen supplies
Creazi in Hasselt supported us with a lot of material for the interior
Liese Lattrez and Cynthia Vertessen, the two directors of the documentary of Seeker. To be launched in May 2013. Note: It’s strange to have a camera to follow you pretty much all the time.
There is more to discover at Z33 at the moment – Astrobiology in the bakery by Michael Burton
Happy smiley Michael Burton himself during the build-up
Wim de Jaegher observing Edith Dekyndt‘s Major Tom, a pvc ballon filled with Helium that floats poetically through the space
Belgian artist & reseracher Frederik de Wilde pulling faces
Researcher Filip van Dingenen
Landing gear of Seeker – that colour was a damn good choice
Gaston Wuestenberg, local artist who lives in the woods and never switches the heating on
Ils Huygens, curator at Z33 and curator of Space Odyssey
Artistic director Jan Boelen is very pleased
Black rain by Semiconductor
Press Preview last Thursday afternoon
Online Communications Specialist Ellen Eurlings together with an Z33 exhibition supervisor
Nelly Ben-Hayoun wants to become a member of NASA Astronaut Corp!! She even got recommendation letters to show!
International Space Orchestra in NASA Ames Research Center founded by the Director Nelly Ben-Hayoun. Don’t miss to watch this movie here
Jon Stam and his prototype of the ‘MirrorCam’ (name might change in the future), a new generation documentation device for artistic centers and museums
Project Mercury astronauts from ‘Where’s my space age? – The rise and fall of futuristic design, a book from curator Ils Huygens
Nelly Ben-Hayoun, Vincent Fournier and Filip van Dingenen, three of the artists who are involved with the exhibition
Moon Valley by photographer Vincent Fournier
A little Z33 visitor with Buzz Lightyear, the space ranger from Disney’s Toy Story