The Conquest of Space: Contemporary Art and Sci-Fi
Jane Raffan interviews Dr Andrew Frost about Conquest of Space: Science Fiction and Contemporary Art.
The Conquest of Space project (COS) “reveals previously unexplored intersections between science fiction and art, such as technology and formal expressions. Science fiction in its most popular manifestations – such as literature and cinema – expresses cultural anxieties and desires through a set of concepts, tropes and themes shared with the visual arts.”
Dr. Andrew Frost is an art critic, writer, broadcaster and lecturer. In 2007 Frost wrote and presented the three part series The Art Life for ABC1 followed by a second series in 2009. The COS project included a major exhibition at the College of Fine Arts, Paddington, a film program – Future Screen – at the AGNSW, a symposium and a documentary film airing in November 2014 on the ABC.
Interview 1 – Intro
Interview II – The exhibition
Interview III – Future Screen and the ABC documentary