'COSMONAUTS OF INNER SPACE' (upcoming project)

I am very glad to invite you to participate in the project

Cosmonauts of inner space

“In my writing, I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed”.
―William S. Burroughs

The exhibition wishes to explore and discuss all the viewpoints and approaches of the internal travel in any way the participants see fit to approach it, as, for example, in relation to biology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, technology, physics, etc. Bearing all the above in mind and motivated by the desire to initiate an in-depth dialogue between research fields, we will not limit the participation providing a previous narrow definition of the notion of the “internal space” as this differs depending on the approach. Therefore, the artist who would like to participate may define the assumption of internal traveling according to his or her own research approach and interests.

Purpose of the project

On the one hand, to initiate an in-depth dialogue between artists, scientists, and theorists concerning the issues mentioned above, and, on the other hand, to transfer this dialogue from the limited space among the specialists of each field, to a broad, worldwide audience, by making it known and approachable.

Possible topics to be addressed

The following list presents some topics to be explored but the exhibition is by no means limited to these:

-      The dialectical relationship of our need to understand ourselves and the need to understand the world.
-      The “Traveling” inside the human body.
-      The relationship between the microcosm and the macrocosm.
-      The dialectical relationship between art and science involving the internal trip and the methods of acquiring knowledge.
-      Art in Science – Science in Art: conjunctions and disjunctions.
-      Science and science fiction: mutual loans.
-      Theoretical/Philosophical approaches.
-      Technological innovations and applications as means to approach a trip inside the human body or any “internal space”.
-      Scientific breakthroughs.
-      The question about knowing thyself and the world.
-      Personal quests and experience.

Call for artists

Artists wishing to participate may submit their application, which has to include:
-      Complete name of the author, Title of the artwork, Type of expression, Technique, Dimensions and Brief presentation of the artwork in no more than 500 words.
-      A brief biography of the artist, covering the life and former exhibitions, in no more than 500 words.

The application has to be sent electronically to the email address: cosmonautsbe@gmail.com.

Deadline: March 25th, 2018

Call for papers

We also welcome proposals for articles that shed light on the research of the works suggested or that communicate research and questioning in relation to the project’s rationale. Our aim is to publish them online. Depending on the availability, some selected articles will be presented at a conference during the exhibition. Researchers wishing to participate may submit their application, which has to include:

-      Abstracts extension has to be between 200 and 500 words, in PDF or Word format.
-      A brief biography no more than 200 words, in PDF or Word format.

The application has to be sent electronically to the email address: cosmonautsbe@gmail.com.

Deadline: March 25th, 2018


Idea/ConceptSpyros Verykios (Ionian University).

Curatorship: Ilia Katsaridou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

City and time of the exhibition of this callBrussels, June 2018.
(*) The exhibition in Brussels is part of a bigger project of simultaneous exhibitions in other cities such as Athens and Tokyo. The exhibitions will be interconnected.



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