ALMA ULRIKKE BILLE STRÆDE
NOVEMBER 15 – JANUARY 6 2019
THE DINOSAURS DIDN’T HAVE A SPACE PROGRAMME
It seems as if our planet can no longer be saved due to climate changes caused by mankind. People are therefore looking for alternative methods of how we can preserve our civilization, and an escape into space is no longer just utopia or science fiction.
Alma Ulrikke Bille Strædes exhibition ‘THE DINOSAURS DIDN’T HAVE A SPACE PROGRAMME’ examines the idea of colonizing the red planet, Mars. Despite a very thin atmosphere, temperatures down to 140 degrees Celsius and constant radioactive radiation, Mars seem to be the only planet in our solar system that can be made inhabitable.
“With a series of photographies, I introduce the audience to abstract visions and images of what awaits us out there in the universe. In my new movie, you can experience a lone, sand coloured astronaut on a trip into a foreign environment” says Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde.
The darkness, the catastrophe and the downfall are not new subjects for the 25 year old visual artist. The preceding years her artistical practice has been focused around phobias, hypochondria, death and what happens after, as well as the apocalypse in view of the climate- and geopolitical crisis which is eminent.
Space travel is the next step on the ladder of catastrophe.
Alma Ulrikke Bille Stræde (b. 1993) is studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts.