Moon Life Concept Store

Alicia Framis and Moon Life Foundation present the Moon Life Concept Store featuring products and concepts that represent future human life in space.

Date and location – Moon Life Concept Store
18 September 2011 – 15 October 2011
Opening: Saturday 17 September 2011, 18 hrs
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed and Fri: 11.00-18.00 hrs, Thur: 12.00-20.00 hrs, Sat: 10.00-18.00 hrs, Sun: 12.00-18.00 hrs
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 262 (ground floor of Sprmrkt Specials), Amsterdam

Participants include:
Paula Ampuero / Atelier van Lieshout / DUS architects / EDHV / Alicia Framis / Sandra Gnjatovic / Barbara Imhof / John Lonsdale / Maryme-JimmyPaul / Satyendra Pakhalé / Tao Sambolec (with Brian McKenna) / Maria Serret / Sarah van Sonsbeeck (with Susan Bijl and Maria Jobse) / Marina Toeters / Monica Tormell and Staffan Björk / United Nude / Femke de Vries / Juha van ‘t Zelfde

Moon Life is a project by renowned Spanish artist Alicia Framis. It is designed to speculate on the possibility that humans will live in space in the future. With this thought in mind, the project is a stimulus for artists, architects and designers to create futuristic, radical, political but humane concepts for an extreme lunar environment.

The Moon Life Concept Store creates its own futuristic world in which visitors can explore and test or experience the products and concepts that represent future human life in space. The Moon Life Concept Store is a pop up shop and art exhibition which will travel around the world, with larger contribution by the Moon Academy. 20 international professionals architects, designers, fashion designers and musicians are personally invited to propose a contribution to Moon Life. I am delighted that Alicia has invited me as one of these 20 to contribute to the store with a soundtrack I have called Zero History, a title adopted from William Gibson’s incredible novel.

Zero History is both a soundtrack for the Moon Life Concept Store and an exercise in imagination. Firstly, it is a soundtrack for the store experience by adding music that resonates with the speculative nature of the products and concepts that represent future human life in space. The artists selected here, from Kuedo and Kode9 to Phonophani and Philip Jeck, are all contemporary explorers of new musical possibilities. Their music, oneiric in texture and propulsive in rhythm, evokes a nostalgia for the future. Secondly, this is an attempt to imagine the synthesis of conflicting emotions inflicted by leaving behind life on Earth for a new existence on the Moon: a sense of loss of a past that has no future, and a longing for a future that has no past.

Zero History – Deceleration
1 Transit: For Suchan Kinoshita / Alva Noto
2 Lens-Flared Capital / Oval
3 Zurnas / Phonophani
4 Darker Earlier / Dntel
5 Alien Observer / Grouper
6 Vacuum / Fennesz
7 Aether, Rotterdam / Machinefabriek
8 The Piano Drop / Tim Hecker
9 Veil / Philip Jeck
10 Hole In the Sky / Kode9 & the Spaceape
11 Zucht 2 / Machinefabriek
12 Return From the Great Unknown / Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program

Zero History – Acceleration
13 Cascading Celestial Giants / Drexciya
14 Warlord / Hype Williams
15 Shutter Light Girl / Kuedo
16 In System Travel / Jamie Vexd
17 SP / Morgan Zarate
18 Cherry Moon / Lorn
19 Otherman / Kode9 & The Spaceape
20 Scissors / Kuedo
21 Voices (Dorian Concept Remix) / Nosaj Thing
22 Ascension Phase / Kuedo
23 Darkside / P-fang
24 Quantum / Kode9 & The Spaceape
25 Neko / Rustie

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