Artist Turšič's project wins honorary mention by ESA, Ars Electronica
The project by the co-founder of the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) explores artistic practices and methodologies in extraterrestrial space, KSVET wrote in a press release on Wednesday.
The project is developing in cooperation between developmental art, human studies and space institutions that focus on the understanding of autonomous and emancipated technological systems such as satellites, space probes and rovers.
Turšič submitted the project in a tender for a residency at the ESA and Ars Electronica Futurelab, which was won by Irish artist Aoife van Linden Tol. While 139 entries were submitted, the Slovenian artist's project was among the six that received the honorary mention.
Turšič is an artist, designer and co-founder of several institutions in the field of research, development and art. For the last ten years he has dedicated himself to space culturalisation and postgravity art. As a co-founder of KSEVT he is developing the Cultural Space Programme for which he received recognition by the K. E. Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics (2016), reads the Ars Electronica website.