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K48: Starship Couterforce, issue No. 7

Price
$29.00
Date
2008
Format
Periodicals
Details
Softcover
Size
15.5 × 13 × 1.3 cm
Length
192 
Genre
CD, Booklet
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In this edition, K48 explores space, science fiction and our race toward the future. Our planet is dying. The world faces environmental and economic collapse, consumption continues at even faster rates and governments wage war to feed corporate greed and oil dependency… we feel more and more imprisoned by the forces of gravity and wish to break free of our oxygen bubble—this spaceship Earth.

Today it’s hard to imagine what the future might look like… one example that has inspired K48 from the start is George Lucas’ student film, THX 1138. In his film, which he calls “an artifact from the future”, what’s left of life of Earth is sedated and confined to living in a subterranean world under constant surveillance and where emotions are against the law. There’s no more love, only work to build a robotic police state and to consume —“buy more now,” and “be happy”.

We’re not that far off from Lucas’ vision. In the late 70s and through the mid 80s the pages of OMNI made the future seem glamorous. Today, however, in light of the very real and practical space station, deep space exploration and the search for other habitable planets has lost some of its magic. Nevertheless, the idea of space still resides in our culture as a means of hope and escape. The clean geometric constructions, spectral patterns, cosmic powers, and quantum physics associated with space let us turn away from our human problems and desire to imagine a world uncontaminated by our presence.

Booklet includes a CD with the following contributing artists:
Fatima Al Qadiri, Der Räuber und der Prinz, Nacho Patrol, led er est, Medio Mutante, Brother Bruno, Living Days, Tha Pumpsta, Atomly, Kingdom, Popular Science, Come Rad Comrade, Tobias Bernstrup, 2vm, Jeffrey SFire, Grackle, Frank Alpine

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K48 issue No. 7: STARSHIP COUNTERFORCE
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The seventh issue of K48 explores space, science fiction and our race toward the future. The environmental and economic collapse of our world inspired a look towards outer space and an analysis of the role science fiction plays on society. One point of departure is George Lucas’ THX 1138, where what’s left of life on Earth is sedated and confined to living in a subterranean world under constant surveillance and where emotions are against the law. We’re not that far off from Lucas’ vision and the idea of space still resides in our culture as a means of hope and escape. Marco Boggio Sella, Justin Samson, TM Davy, Theo A. Rosenblum, Hood by Air, Borna Sammak, Shoplifter, Amir Mogharabi, Klaus Schulze, Jonah Groeneboer, AVAF, Mungo Thomson, Anja Schwörer, Hackworth Ashley and Xylor Jane are among the contributors.

CD: Fatima Al Qadiri, Der Räuber und der Prinz, Nacho Patrol, led er est, Medio Mutante, Brother Bruno, Living Days, Tha Pumpsta, Atomly, Kingdom, Popular Science, Come Rad Comrade, Tobias Bernstrup, 2vm, Jeffrey SFire, Grackle, Frank Alpine

Edition size: 2,000

  1. K48: Starship Couterforce, issue No. 7
 

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