Happenings

Free online screening of documentary Spaceship Earth

When: 4-6 November
Where: Online
How much: Free!
More info: Eventbrite registration

RMIT University’s Capitol theatre presents an online event series for space junkies, eco-futurists, and lockdown existentialists.

Headlining is filmmaker and Guggenheim Fellow Matt Wolf’s documentary Spaceship Earth. The film showcases the journey of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem in the Arizona desert called Biosphere 2. The experiment set out to explore the viability of establishing human existence on other planets but the ‘biospherians’ faced life-threatening ecological disaster, interpersonal tensions and a growing criticism from the outside world that it was nothing more than a cult.

The online event series also includes a panel conversation and masterclasses covering climate resilience, earthly dystopias, speculative fictions, life on Mars, eco-futurism, astrofuturism, and the social experimentation emerging from the experience of being locked down in our own private biospheres at home. Head to the Capitol website for more info!

[Image: film still from Spaceship Earth]