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Citizens of the Cosmos (Anton Vidokle) Discussion at Sirius, Cobh


As part of the ongoing exhibition/event series Anton Vidokle and the Institute of the Cosmos at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, I will be discussing Vidokle's film Citizens of the Cosmos after its Irish premiere at Sirius on September 23rd at 8pm.


Citizens of the Cosmos narrates the text of the manifesto of Biocosmism written by the poet Alexander Syvatgor in 1922. It presents an imagined community voicing the historical desires of Cosmism - immortality, resurrection of the dead and interplanetarism - set in contemporary Japan. It is an experiment in defamiliarisation - a speculative test of the universality implicit in Cosmism's premise by projecting it onto another language, geography, tradition and culture.



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