Wellspring Series: The Outer Space Quartet

Wellspring Series: The Outer Space Quartet
Photo by Paolo Nespoli and Roland Miller, courtesy of NASA and ASI

The Outer Space Quartet

The Outer Space Film Quartet (Moonrise; Musca; Memorabilia; Requiem) is a suite of thematically linked experimental films that explore ethics and emotion in outer space, and a multimedia creation of the Archival Futures Collective, co-created by Rowena Potts and Ceridwen Dovey.

Inspired by archival research and museum collections, each film repurposes historical footage and space imagery to create speculative and poetic representations of our evolving relationship to off-Earth environments. From the ancient nature-spaces of the moon, now threatened by the possibility of permanent human occupation, to the aura of ‘flown’ space objects, the quartet will invite the audience to contemplate their possible space futures through a different lens. The films will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers, ANU scholars of film and cosmology, and a senior exhibit developer from Questacon.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Leslie Barnes, Associate Professor of French, ANU 
Rowena Potts, Film Director, Anthropologist,  Co-Founder The Archival Futures Collective
Ceridwen Dovey, Film Writer and Producer,  Co-Founder The Archival Futures Collective 
Brad Tucker, Lecturer in Astrophysics, ANU  
Alex Jordan, Senior Exhibition Developer, Questacon 

Wellspring: Enquiry and Exchange Bringing campus to the community, Wellspring is an exciting series of immersive events that explore new depths of cultural enquiry and exchange. A collaboration between The Street Theatre and the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Wellspring invites Canberra’s curious to experience the inexhaustible source of human creativity and communication: from Cleopatra to the diagnostic encounter, the bush to the International Space Station. Get ready for big bold ideas inviting curiosity and conversation.

More information

The Outer Space Quartet
Thursday 3 August 2023, 5:30pm
Street One | Unreserved | Duration 75 minutes
Tickets: Free, Registration Required

Date & time

Thu 03 Aug 2023, 5.30–6.45pm


Street 1, Street Theatre


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