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Laura Emrick

Esther Schipper

In her exhibition entitled “Regolith and Reproduction,” Laura Emrick incorporated science and technology in her art. She takes for granted a familiarity with the newest developments in the media and in technology, as well as with the images, stories, desires, and utopias they produce. For her, the seminal event in the development of media culture was the first moon landing. The voyage through space; the broadcasting of information by satellite; and the creation of utopias are simultaneously real and science fictional, opening outer space itself to larger-than-life fantasies as well as to flight. Replacing the simple bomb shelter with a rent-a-place on another planet—an imaginable possibility for surviving the destruction of the Earth.

The Space Age has long since begun, and Emrick works with the ideas and the cultural residue that the dreams and delusions of this age have produced—objects

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