Sue Corke (UK) and
Hagen Betzwieser (Germany)

met by chance in 2008 at a bus stop whilst conducting artistic field work in Norway. 


Working since 2009 as WE COLONISED THE MOON their graphic art and installation projects have embodied a range of DIY production techniques within a partnership rooted in absurdism, characterized by slogans and catchphrases.


Sue Corke is a visual artist with an interest in the theatre of illustration.


Hagen Betzwieser‘s artistic practice as The Institute of General Theory 

is exploring the gaps and connections between art and science to create 

New New Media.


Together they seek to demonstrate that the future may indeed be frightening, but also highly entertaining. 


Previous projects have included creating solutions for space waste by disguising satellites as asteroids; building a solar powered solarium because »the sun dies anyway« and synthesizing THE SMELL OF THE MOON.


Different planets. Same concept.

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RECOMENDET ARTICLES


CLOT – To Boldly Smell What No Man Has Smelled Before
The Smell of the Moon – Elizabeth R. Straughan, University of Glasgow
Schloss Post – Interview WCTM

WE MAKE MONEY NOT ART – Interview WCTM

EXHIBITIONS


2020    SPACE UP, »Step into Space«, all 9 shows are postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic 

2019    Ars Electronica, Linz, »SPACE EU«

2018    Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, »LIFE AT THE EDGES«

2017    European Centre for the Arts, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, »Springhouse«

2017    VU Amsterdam, Netherlands, »Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed«

2016    Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, Germany, »Olfactismus«

2015    BresseLITTLE Gallery, London, UK, »dark frame / deep field«

2015    Digital Shoreditch Festival, super/collider, London, UK

2015    ALTANA Galerie, Dresden, Germany, »Bildtaktik«

2015    Castle De Lovie, Poperinge, Belgium, »The Smell of War«

2015    ACME Project Space, London, UK

2014    Museum of Post Digital Culture, Switzerland

2014    The Arts Catalyst, London, UK, »20th.Anniversary«

2014    LISTE – Art Fair, H3K, House of Electronic Arts Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2014    The Arts Catalyst, Southbank, Bargehouse, London, UK, »Republic of the Moon«

2013    Microwave Festival, Hong Kong

2013    Shiny Toys, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

2013    Print Fusion, Gallery TEN Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival, UK

2013    Royal Naval College Greenwich, Thames Barrier Print Studio, »Freedom of the Press«

2013    Association of American Geographers, »Curating the Cosmos«

2012    Berloni Gallery, London, UK, »Authentic Goods from a Realistic Future«

2012    Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany, »Space Adventures #1«

2012    Milan Designweek, Milan, Italy, »Hacked Lab at La Rinascente«

2011    FACT Liverpool, UK, »Republic of the Moon«

2011    ACME Project Space, London, UK

2011    Crunch, EB&Flow Gallery, UK

2011    Preview Berlin, EB&Flow Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011    Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany, Stuttgart, »How Are You Doing?«

2010    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009    OHPen Surface, Malmö, Sweden

2009    ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany


TALKS

2020    ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

2019    Ars Electronica, Linz, »SPACE EU, Space Cafe

2019    MIT Space Exploration Program (invited, could not make it)

2019    ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

2018    Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany

2018    ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

2017    MOON VILLAGE WORKSHOP, ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg

2017    Springhouse, European Centre for the Arts, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

2017    SPACE UP, ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

2017    Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed, VU Amsterdam, NL

2016    ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

2016    Olfactismus, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, Germany

2016    ISU, International Space University, Strasbourg, France

2015    Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

2015    Bildtaktik, TU Dresden, Germany

2015    Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zurich, Switzerland

2014    FAST, Revolving Stars and Shaky Grounds,Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

2013    Microwave Festival, Hong Kong

2013    The Firestation Artist's Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2012    Kosmica Mexico, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

2012    Halle14, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2012    W+K Agency, London

2012    BBC, Stargazing, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK

2012    Kosmica Liverpool, FACT, Liverpool, UK

2011    BBC, Material World, radio interview

2011    The Gopher Hole, London, UK

2011    Kosmica 6, The Arts Catalyst, London, UK

2011    ACME Project Space, London, UK

2011    Kosmica 2, The Arts Catalyst, London, UK

2009    iRes, University College Falmouth, UK


WORKSHOPS / TEACHING


2020    ISU EXPEDITION ISP20

2018    Moon Village Association – Working Group »Culture«

2017    Moon Village Association – International Moon Village Workshop

2015    Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany, »Vokabular der Unsichtbarkeit«

2015    ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste > Excursion Museum Rietberg

2013    Microwave Festival, Hong Kong, »WCTM Experience«

2012    Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, UK, »IKEA Fieldtrip«

2012    Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, »THE END IS NEAR«

2012    FACT, Liverpool, »CRASH«

2011    ACME Project Space, London, UK, »micro symposium #1«

2011    ACME Project Space, London, UK, »Super Sundays«

2009    iRes, University College Falmouth, UK


RESIDENCIES / AWARDS


2015    Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, »ABC Art-Business-Coaching«

2014    The Arts Catalyst, London, UK, »Institutional Residency«

2013    The Firestation Artist's Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2013    Stephen Cripps Sculpture Award, Shortlisted 

2012    Ars Electronica, Interactive Arts, Nominated

2011    ACME Project Space, London, UK

2009    iRes, University College Falmouth, UK

2009    ACC Gallerie, Weimar, Germany


PRESS


2019 CLOT, »To Boldly Smell What No Man Has Smelled Before« 

2019 NEZ Magazine (French)

2019 DOMUS India, September Issue, (Cover Story)

2019 ars electronica, space EU: Step into Space

2019 ARTE, The Winter of Moon, »Mensch & Mond«, TV feature

2019 ARTE, The Winter of Moon, »Mensch & Mond«, Deutschlandfunk Interview

2018 Culturalising the Smell of Death? – From Warzone to Pedestal

2018 Trinity News, IR, »Life clings on at the Science Gallery«

2017 Mediamatic, »A must smell exhibition«

2017 Makery, »Cohabiting the Moon« by Rob La Frenais

2016 Deutschlandfunk, »Der Mond riecht nach Schießpulver«

2016 Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, »LIVE MOON SMELLING #11«

2015 Middlesex University London, Abstract 

2015 Stuttgarter Zeitung, »Und der Mond duftet nach Zitrus«

2015 Scent Culture Institute, »The Smell of the Moon«

2014 Four Great Scents from Outer Space

2014 Space Policy, “Lunar Remonstration”, Dr. Jill Stuart

2014 super/collider, Pop Rock Moon Shop

2014 Nicola Triscott, »Republic of the Moon«

2014 The Independent, »Space sensory immersion« by Renate Pohl

2014 SRF, Swiss Radio & TV, »Auf Shoppingtour im Supermarkt für junge Kunst«

2014 Contemporary Art Online 

2014 ARTnewsScience Fiction, »Sci-Fi Gets Real«

2014 we make money not art - A.I.L - Artists in Laboratories, episode 51

2014 Huffingtonpost Artists create their own earth-based-embassy to the moon

2014 This is Tomorrow, Republic of the Moon

2014 New Scientist, There's a moon for us all at the lunar art show

2014 BBC, »Republic of the Moon«

2014 artplayer.tv, Republic of the Moon, FACT

2014 WIRED, Republic of the Moon exhibition explores lunar living

2014 Studio International, Republic of the Moon

2014 Wildcultur, The Bewildering Beauty of the Moon at Night

2014 Wall Street International, Republic of the Moon

2014 Time Out London, Lunatic artists: Republic of the Moon

2013 Firestation Artist Studios, Dublin

2013 DAZED, dA-Zed Guide to Outer Space

2013 TVB Pearl News, Hong Kong: Microwave Festival

2012 WE MAKE MONEY NOT ART – Interview WCTM

2012 artsy, »Authentic Goods from a Future«

2012 The Guardian, Exhibitions, The Guide, Preview Acme Project Space, Printed Press

2012 BBC Stargazing, Live Back to Earth, Episode 1 - TV -  re. Moon Scratch & Sniff - 19 January 2012

2012 The Times, Eureka Magazine, January 5 2012 (Printed Press)

2012 The Double Negative

2012 Art Monthly, »Republic of the Moon«, FACT, Liverpool, (Printed Press)

2011 BBC Material World

2011 New Scientist, Low-tech Moon Landings, Culture Lab, September 2011 - Review Acme Project Space

2011 Liverpool Echo, 2011, Printed Press - re ROM - printed press

2011 Liverpool Post 2011, Printed Press - re ROM - printed press

2011 WIRED, Republic of the Moon exhibition explores lunar living

2011 BBC Radio 4, Material World, Radio Interview - re ROM, 15 December 2011 - Radio

2011 dpr-barcelona, »Reality Checkpoint: The Moon«

2011 The Guardian, This week’s exhibitions (Printed Press)

2011 BBC News, »In pictures: Republic of the Moon«

2011 ARTnews, »Scent & Sensibility«

2010 The Fox is Black, »Space Suit of the Week«

2010 Boing Boing, »Moon Scratch and Sniff«

2010 Huffington Post, »What does the moon smell like?«

2010 Dailymail, »One small sniff for man«

2010 Metro, »New scratch ‘n‘ sniff artwork created smells like the Moon« (Printed Press)

2010 fox ny, Artists create Moon 'Scratch and Sniff'

2010 Stuff.co.nz, »Scent of the Moon revealed«

2010 collectSPACE, »Moon scratch & sniff” 

2010 Cnet, »Scratch and sniff this art for a waft of moon«

2010 The Australian, »A small sniff for mankind via moon poster«

2010 mentalfloss, »Introducing Scratch & Sniff Moon Photography«

2010 Daily Planet, Discovery Channel (TV), »Moon, Scratch & Sniff« 13 & 14 October, 2010

2007 Akademie Schloss Solitude




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