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Cherry Blossom from the series Ascension © Mónica Alcázar-Duarte

Astro 2030: Present Future

An interactive installation that invites the viewer to join the conversation about space travel, colonisation and ecology.

Through the use of augmented reality, lightboxes, and video presentations, Mónica poses questions about taking the next step in space exploration and what it means to humanity both here on earth and those who journey into the realms of the unknown, and ultimately to the colonisation of a new planet … Mars.

Since 2014 Mónica Alcázar-Duarte has been working on a project related to current efforts towards space exploration. The resulting body of work delves into the beginning of an era of technological prodigy.

“Looking to the far future with eyes wide open”

About Mónica

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte (b. 1977) is a Mexican-British, interventionist, non-fiction visual artist. Born in Mexico City of indigenous descent, and being a migrant, has deeply influenced her way of thinking and seeing. Loss, insecurity, the need for equality, internal chaos, transitioning between places – and the uneasiness that derives from this – all play an important role in her work.

26th – 29th August (Fri and Sat, 10:00 – 19:00; Sun and Mon, 10:30 – 16:00)

Location: Astro Pod, The Eastgate, 1st Floor, The Eastgate Shopping Centre, 22 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PA