We don’t want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly.
We don’t want other worlds; we want a mirror.
–Dr. Snaut, Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972
If those of y’all in Chicago missed the opening of No More Worlds at Concertina Gallery, you can go check it out every Saturday from 12 to 5 pm until the last day of the show on Saturday, October 10th.
Corinna Kirsch, co-curator of the show, has written an essay on the exhibit that mentions yours truly, here’s an excerpt:
Mark Hensel, another artist interested in the “reconventioning” of conventions, has uploaded old science fiction paperback covers onto his Flickr account. Documents of what was, the covers on these out-of-print editions–populated by scenes of a lonely cosmos or solitary wanderers–echo the oftentimes desolate landscapes in Hensel’s own comics and installations.
You can read the full essay here.