Public Program:
SPACESHIP SKYPE SESSION: On Ruti Sela, with Vít Havránek and Joshua Simon
February 27 2014 at 16:00 - 16:30

The Spaceship Skype Sessions are a series of talks held in the Fifth Floor gallery during the run of “Report on the Construction of the Spaceship Module,” an exhibition guest curated for the New Museum by The sessions involve in-person participants in conversation with remote respondents, dialed in via Skype. Within the exhibition’s simulated interior of a spaceship, the dialogues mimic the experience of an astronaut calling Earth while on an outer space expedition.

The provocative and profound artistic practice of Ruti Sela includes video and performance, which explores how broad ideologies, like nationalism or liberation philosophy, is internalized and acted out. On the occasion of her upcoming solo show at MoBY, Museums of Bat Yam outside Tel Aviv, Director Vít Havránek and curator Joshua Simon will copublish Sela’s first monograph. For this Skype session, Havránek will mediate a conversation with both Simon and Sela on her work and collaborative project “Exterritory” (with artist Maayan Amir).

Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York