0023 Adelita Husni-Bey: 2265
In 2265, there’s also the theme in some ways or the workshop develops along a sort of curve where it goes from being on earth and thinking about civilization and how “civilization” developed on earth and travels, we travel through the workshop to Mars and by doing that we also think about what it means to migrate or to be in another space. There’s one sentence at the very end where Caprica says “Well if we go to Mars there might be bugs or other creatures and what would we say to them? How would we interact with them? Because we’ve never asked them if we could come.”
And so I feel both these works in some ways tie into the larger picture of… the larger pathway of the exhibition and that they speak about the question of colonization, imperialism, and moving through different spaces and attempting to come to terms with each other through those moves.
Audio guide: “Adelita Husni-Bey: Chiron,” New Museum, New York, 2019.