The publication GR-09022017 accompanies the exhibition WHAT REMAINS at Fotogalleriet, Oslo and includes work by over 100 photographers and artists, amongst them Adam Jeppesen, Alec Soth, Annika von Hausswolff, Anouk Kruithof, Daisuke Yokota, Emil Salto, Espen Tveit, Lina Selander, Lorenzo Vitturi, Lucas Blalock, Pieter Hugo, Pipilotti Rist, Torbjørn Rødland, Tracey Moffatt and Wolfgang Tillmans.
The exhibition and publication is inspired by the Voyager Golden Records, an archive established in 1977 and sent out into space as a coded record, intended as a greeting to extraterrestrial life and/or our future descendants. The record was placed on board the Voyager spacecraft and is currently orbiting in space, not heading toward any particular star, but estimated to pass within 1.6 light-years of the star Gliese 445, currently in the constellation Camelopardalis, in about 40,000 years. The project was directed by NASA in collaboration with the astronomer and writer Carl Sagan and his team. This archive contains a choice of sounds, music, images and greetings in 54 different languages and a speech from the president of USA at that time, Jimmy Carter. All intended to represent the diversity of life and culture on Earth. In addition to this, 118 photographs where selected to fill in the gaps of unique information about our civilization and who we are that the other aspects could not.
To the questions of who the Earth’s habitants are, there are of course as many answers as there are people. The power lies with the storyteller, in this case Carl Sagan and NASA, thus the archive becomes, among other things, a view on the world from the eyes of America.
In an attempt to include more the Norway, Scandinavia and Europe, the curator Silja Leifsdottir has invited 12 co-curators, each nominating a list of artists for the publication. The publication aims to create an anthology that can tell a story about who we are / were and what we want to leave behind us from an contemporary photographic perspective, with the material in The Voyager Golden Records as a backdrop.
LIST OF ARTISTS:
Adam Fuss / Adam Golfer / Adam Jeppesen / Alec Soth / Alejandra Laviada / Alejandro Cartagena / Aleksander Rodchenko / Ana-Maria Preduț / Andrew Hammerand / Anne Collier / Annika von Hausswolff / Anouk Kruithof / Arseny Zhilyaev / Awoiska van der Molen / Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme / Beatrix Pang / Bjarne Bare / Bogdan Bordeianu / Brud / Carolyn Drake / Chen Kun Hui / Ching Chin Wai / Christina Leithe Hansen / Daisuke Yokota / Daniel Stier / David Fathi / Denes Miklosi / Doug Dubois / Eliza Hutchison / Emil Salto / Espen Gleditsch / Espen Tveit / Eva Stenram / Federico Ciamei / Francesca Catastini / Giulia Mangione / Godwin Koay / Guadalupe Ruiz / Guy Tillim / Hajime Kimura / Ingrid Eggen / Jaap Scheeren / Jetmir Idrizi / Judith Joy Ross / Ka-Man Tse / Katrin Koenning / Kiluanji Kia Henda / Lau Wai / Lina Selander / Lisa Oppenheim / Lorena Guillen Vaschetti / Lorenzo Vitturi / Lucas Blalock / Mame-Diarra Niang / Marianna Dellekamp / Marie Sjøvold / Mariela Sancari / Marwa Arsanios / Matt Lipps / Mihai Șovăială / Mikhael Subotzky / Ming Wong / Morten Andenæs / Mårten Lange / Nadia Mounier / Nico Krebs & Taiyo Onorato / Nicu Ilfoveanu / Ola Rindal / Oleg Samoilov / Patricia Piccinini / Peter Puklus / Pieter Hugo / Pipilotti Rist / Preben Holst / Sabelo Mlangeni / Sandrine Lopez / Setareh Shahbazi / Shimpei Takeda / Shirana Shahbazi / Sonja Thomsen / Susan Derges / Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson / Tereza Zelenkova / Torbjørn Rødland / Tracey Moffatt / Trevor Paglen / Veronica Gerber Bicecci / Vik Lai / Vittorio Mortarotti / Viviane Sassen / Vlad Albu / Vojtech Veskrna / Wawi Navarroza / Wendy Ewald / Wolfgang Tillmans / Yafei Qi / Yakov Chernikhov / Yamamoto Masao / Yvonne Todd
LIST OF CO-CURATORS
Charlotte Cotton, Pippa Milne, Edson Chagas, Nina Strand, Mariela Sancari, Mahmoud Khaled, Shimpei Takeda, Tim Clark, Ivan Galuzin, Alina Șerban, Beatrix Pang, Anouk Kruithof
Book Design: Petri Henriksson (BLANK BLANK)
Print: JSC Kopa
Published by SKREID Publishing
Print run: 300