The vision of Star Wars: tracing the military imagination through space
Astonishing objects; objects which were designed and tested but not made; forgotten objects; amateur drawings; unimagined objects.
By using the Library of Congress collections to creatively re-imagine technologies developed during the space race in Europe and the USA (once at the very edge of possibility), I hope to develop understanding of what our own imaginary limits might be, and where the visioning technologies and scopic regimes of the future might emerge.
That was the plan.
Inspired by the Samuel Phillips manuscripts, the Gaston and Albert Tissandier archive, and the Rhoda Bubendey Métraux collection, a very different body of work is in the process of emerging.