Airstream at MASS MoCA - Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA - Opening October 23, 2010
All Utopias Fell is a project in three interrelated parts: The Shining and The Library of the Sun and Codex Solis The project is a long-term installation that will be open seasonally.
The Shining is a 1970s-era â€˜satelliteâ€™ that has crash-landed at MASS MoCA. This beautifully reflective, repurposed Airstream trailer â€“ with large parachutes and active solar panels â€“ is inspired by an earlier era of pulp aeronauts like Buck Rogers, Tom Swift and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, as well as the works of Giotto, Jules Verne, NASA, and Chris Markerâ€™s 1962 film La JetÃ©e. Visitors will be allowed to climb a staircase and enter into the craft where they will encounter The Library of the Sun.
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