Space Iceland and Francisco Cuéllar would like to bring to your attention his exhibition “Edges of perception in space” at the Reykjavík Art Museum at Tryggvagata 17. The exhibition is open until May 24th 2021. It focuses on our perception of colour with an interactive telescope.

How will humanity change under space conditions? This project creates a fictional scenario where our species face the changes of leaving Earth while we discover our perception of colour is gradually changing and we don’t see the way we used to. The translation of this topic takes us on a journey where we will experience the problem while understanding possible explanations for this issue. What if colour blindness could occur after prolonged stays in outer space due to variations in gravitational forces acting on our ocular system? Do weather conditions affect the way we will see other planets? These are some of the hypotheses that started the project and serve as the thread to follow in order to understand possible issues humanity will face on its journey to space colonization. The interaction between art and science creates this whole idea where these two disciplines work together to build up a scenario that humanity might face in the future.

Francisco Cuéllar is an artist and designer based in Reykjavík who produces sculptures, prototypes, gadgets and installations, lean-to usability and interaction with a very hands-on approach. Rough material structures and art mixing together create contrast between big scale and small details. His practice moves towards the experimentation of daily materials to represent complex ideas and bring them closer to our understanding. He has a bachelor’s in industrial design from Anahuac university in Mexico City and a master’s degree in arts and design from the Iceland Academy of the arts.

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