24 - 27 Sept 2015

Ewen Chardronnet

Ewen Chardronnet

Ewen Chardronnet is a French writer, journalist, curator and investigative artist. He has since the early 90s participated in many artistic endeavors ( music, performances, films, fanzines, installations, residences, production, group exhibitions) and wrote as an essayist in numerous publications.

Active in the field of space culture since 1995, he led the 2001 book Quitter la Gravité, the French anthology of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts and received the 2003 Leonardo New Horizons Award for his contributions to initiatives Acoustic Space Lab and Makrolab. He participated in the artists in weightlessness MIR campaign, Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research, a parabolic flight at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 2003 ; and in the first Air Zero-G private parabolic flight with the CNES in Bordeaux in 2013. He is a permanent member of the pilot committee of the Ksevt, the Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (Vitanje, Slovenia). He was recently a laureate of the Résidences Américaines of the Institut Français for a research on the links between art and aerospace and is about to release a book (Mojave Epiphany, Inculte, Fr) on the founders of the Californian Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In the Space, Science in Arts session Ewen Chardronnet will discuss the conceptualisation of the space station in art history, space pioneers and science fiction, from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky to Kasimir Malevitch' planit and suprematism, from Herman Potocnik Noordung, Willy Ley to Arthur C. Clarke, from 2001, A Space Odyssey to Elysium.

26 September

Space Science in the Arts