Spinning the Planet

IOCOSE (2013) Spinning the Planet, Video, 2′ 18”.

IOCOSE has accelerated Earth’s rotation, thus moving the planet closer to the future.
The artist group has anchored four missiles to the ground, and turned them on at dawn on a plain landscape. The resulting force has moved the globe of a tiny fraction, speeding up the rotation of the planet. Through an innovative use of technologies the group has accelerated the globe and the history of mankind.

‘Spinning the Planet’ is a project developed in the frame of ST Microelectronics’ Innovation Cup in collaboration with Ars Academy Research. The video aims to introduce and promote the contest by reflecting on the concept of ‘human enhancement’ through the use of new technologies. ‘Spinning the Planet’ has been commissioned by ST Microelectronics and its academic partners NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano), ISIA Firenze, Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Superiore di Sant’Anna Pisa, Plymouth University, Universita’ di Pisa, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato and Universita’ di Siena.

A film by: Sergej Grguric
Photography: Giovanni Giommi
Video Editing: Alessia Zampieri
Equipment: Gaston Gortan
Photos Exhibition: Matteo Cattaruzzi



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