Julieta Aranda: Beyond the Gravitational Pull of Recurrent Global Crises

Shanghai Biennale is delighted to announce Beyond the Gravitational Pull of Recurrent Global Crises, the tenth online installment of the Cosmos Cinema educational program, as part of the 14th Shanghai Biennale.

This edition features Julieta Aranda’s Stealing One’s Corpse (2023, 31 mins), which speaks to economies of time and the poetics of space and unfolds in the realm where technology and speculative fiction intersect.

In Stealing One’s Corpse, the artist’s experience of zero-gravity flight rehearsals establishes a relational matrix between the culture of cosmonauts, environmental destruction, neoliberal economics, and the future scenarios depicted in science-fiction novels. In doing so, it expands our conception of earthbound time to imagine life beyond the gravitational pull of recurrent global crises.

The work is available for viewing through January 27 on the cosmoscinema.art website.

The Cosmos Cinema website is the place where the histories of cinema excavated in weekly screenings at the Power Station of Art meet the moving-image works of artists represented in the 14th Shanghai Biennale. Each week, in alignment with one of the nine thematic sections that structure Cosmos Cinema, a selected moving-image work by one its artists is presented online with new contextualizing information. The Cosmos Cinema website will feature work by artists including Itziar Barrio, Yin-Ju Chen, Saodat Ismailova, Deimantas Narkevičius, Liu Xin, Maha Maamoun, Agnieszka Polska, Raqs Media Collective, Ho Rui An, Liu Yujia, He Zike, Julieta Aranda, Jakub Štourač and Anna Lunakova, and Zhou Xiaohu, among many others.