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Cosmism

  • 2015
  • Melvin Moti
  • video (colour, sound), duration 28 min., artistbook
  • duur / duration 29:02 min.
  • Location VAM, B2, 07, 00
  • Acquired in 2016
  • Inventory number 3364
  • met steun van / with support of Mondriaan Fonds

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Description Cosmism

The work 'Cosmism' by Melvin Moti consists of a film and an artist's book. The work places the events of September 11, 2001 within the context of Cosmism. Cosmism was a movement led by Russian thinkers at the end of the nineteenth century who combined occult and esoteric theories with science. One of them, Alexander Chizhevsky, studied the relationship between increased solar activity and major historical events on earth, such as wars, revolutions, and epidemics.


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