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Discussion // The Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

  • StoreFrontLab 337 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Space Historian and Author Eric Rice Toldi will discuss the history of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, its current work and the impact it is likely to have on future exploration, including both the privatization and militarization of space. Cocktails will be served and a Q&A will follow.

The discussion is part the exhibition, Dimensions of Time and Space, by Lauren Marie Taylor, running concurrently with Thoughts on the Cyanometer, by Lindsay Tunkl. The two projects, classified by StoreFrontLab as The Unknown: Inquiries + Assertions, probe metaphysical and cultural pursuits into the meaning of existence.

Dimensions of Time and Space
Dimensions of Time and Space is an exploration by Lauren Marie Taylor of the cultural constructions—historical, scientific, spiritual and metaphysical—that shape our understanding of what we experience as time and space. Through weekly workshops led by artists and thinkers, the public is invited to participate in the investigation. Youth groups are invited to reflect on their own understandings of time and space. Over the month, the StoreFrontLab project space will become a laboratory for presenting these ongoing inquiries. 

Thoughts on the Cyanometer
Collectively and individually, humanity has always strived to understand their existence in a world that often eludes them. Through a month long installation and a one night presentation in StoreFrontLab's new annex space, Lindsay Tunkl invites the viewer to explore constructs such as time, metaphysical inquiries, and art’s attempts at making sense of our existence in an interrogation of humanity’s many attempts to quantify the unquantifiable.