by Doreet Levitte Harten
An introduction to the use and abuse of a genre in which we illustrate why explaining Science fiction to a German Intellectual does not differ much from explaining art to a dead rabbit. An attempt at various definitions which ends in discussing the possibility of a sense of wonder as presented in both SF and the visual arts. The presentation deals with SF as a locus where utopia breathes, dystopia triumphs and aliens are less strange than your average neighbor. SF as the authentic expression of modern imagination, its attractions and its dangers - in times when 3D technologies murdered imagination once and for all.
Doreet Levitte Harten is a freelance curator based in Berlin.