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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster with Joi Bittle, Cosmorama, 2018, mixed media, 9' 10“ × 26' 3”. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster with Joi Bittle, Cosmorama, 2018, mixed media, 9' 10“ × 26' 3”. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster with Joi Bittle, Cosmorama, 2018, mixed media, 9' 10“ × 26' 3”. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s “Martian Dreams Ensemble” is the artist’s latest attempt to meld art with science fiction. Taking Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951) as sources of inspiration, Gonzalez-Foerster treats the red planet as an object of thought, while once again underscoring her desire to create immersive experiences. The artist produced the show, curated by Julia Schäfer, together with the ensemble of its title: a team comprising a graphic artist, a musician, an architect, and a diorama designer—Marie Proyart, Julien Perez, Martial Galfione, and Joi Bittle, respectively.

Through a curtain of suspended luggage straps reminiscent of Brazilian vernacular home decor, the viewer enters an anteroom bathed in orange light. One is then invited to take off one’s coat and don a cape made from printed cloth, a nod toward Hélio Oiticica’s

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