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Star City at Nottingham Contemporary

Star City At Nottingham Contemporary http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/star-city An Exploration back into the future under the influence of communism. A look at the monuments memorabilia and once highly secretly kept plans and places that shaped the idea’s and visions for the future of space travel in communist Russia. Jane and Louise Wilson’s video installation show us this futuristic rocket machinery, now in a filmic investigation of Star City, a vast military research and secret training facility for Russian cosmonauts past and present. The start of ‘the space race’ between the Soviet Union and the US was the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, then Sputnik 2 with Laika , the first dog in space followed by the US launched Explorer 1 Satellite in 1958 and the race to get the first man

Curiouser and Curiouser !

“Fliegenpiltz” mushroom or “fly agaric” mushrooms has a connection to the word Ambrosia. Not only is Ambrosia the name of my local Indian Restaurant and the name of the traditional English tinned Rice Pudding… remember that light blue background and yellow “curlesque” font? But the word is derived