Exhibition Archive
2 -18 June 2006 - Unit A04 Tower Bridge Business Complex, London


10th Planet

Sam Basu • Juan Bolivar • Gordon Cheung • Geraint Evans • 
Pete Fowler • Anthony Gross• Kounosuke Kawakami • David Kefford • 
Hiroe Komai • Rui Matsunaga • Alex Gene Morrison •
Office of Experiments • Stephen Pierce • Steven Rendall •
Benet Spencer • Bill Stewart • Julian Hughes Watts • Willem Weismann

Curated by Julian Hughes Watts







The 10th planet; a common point of departure in Science Fiction, a place where the fears and expectations of what lies beyond the known confines of space could be projected. Far enough to evoke the exotic unknown on the fringes of the Solar System, yet close enough to elicit a sense of foreboding menace.

Planet 2003 UB313, recently discovered and claimed as the 10th planet in the Solar System, shifts from the realm of Science Fiction to scientific fact, pushing the frontier deeper into space. The show engages with the fictions, fantasies, utopias, and dystopian nightmares of outer space in the context of scientific developments that gathered momentum during the paranoia of the Cold War.

Influences include diverse sources of pop culture: the sci-fi send-up of Futurama, the pristine Modernist chic of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, the high-camp of Barbarella. While other work responds directly to scientific advances and discoveries made by Nasa and the Astronomical community during the last fifty years.

10th Planet takes place in a 15,000 sq.ft space across 2 floors where Damien Hirst held his exhibition Modern Medicine.

Unit A04 Tower Bridge Business Complex
100 Clements Road
London SE16 4DG
(Entrance to Unit A04 is on Drummond Road)

5 Mins walk from Bermondsy Tube, Jubilee Line

Open: Fri-Sun 12-5pm
Free admission

Tel: 07969 6666 09

Supported by Workspace Group




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