20/04/2009

Star City



Two from a series just completed for a visual essay on Star City, to be published in Visual Communication. This was the Cosmonaut training camp through and since the Soviet era, revitalised under Putin and income from space tourism.



The training environments, a mix of cramped simulators, vomit-comet-centrifuges, submerged replicas pertain to the Salyut, Mir and now the International Space Station. The process seems as much to be about desensitisation to nausea, claustrophobia, weightlessness and ‘negative emotion’ as the acquirement of skill. Will post the others once it's in print.

3 comments:

Marie Morelle said...

Peter Nencini said...

Thanks M

Darryl Clifton said...

beautiful cyborg-tronic-electro pencil flexing. I love the point at which sock becomes wood becomes sock. Good luck today x