S.A.G.S.R.I. launch outta this world
Tuesday, October 30, 20072 Comments
Citizens of Guelph watched, mouths agape, as the 'McCleave 1' suitcase gallery spacecraft blasted into orbit. St. George’s Square was abuzz with talk of S.A.G.S.R.I., or the “Suitcase Art Gallery Space Research Institute.”
The McCleave Gallery and Ed Video combined forces to bring the space race to Guelph, Ontario. Before the launch, speakers underlined the “the importance of the Space Mission to art, sovereignty, and Canadian Identity.”
Following the launch, humans and companions were invited to the e-bar to hear the S.A.G.S.R.I. anthem, performed by ess kalien , who hails from beyond our seventh galaxy. (Contrary to popular belief, this performance was not put on by Karl Skene in a clear green helmet that he made himself.)
Following the anthem, Amos Latteier a featured S.A.G.S.R.I. artist, gave a lecture about Ant and Human Societies. “Ants are dumb and weak,” began Amos, “but there are some really great and inspiring things about ants that we can learn from.”
Latteier went on to discuss several different aspects of ant life, including the ever-popular food-gathering tactic “aphid ranching,” as well as colony organization, and freedom and individuality in ants. Latteier stressed that ants have no profit motive, the defining point of individuality in a capitalistic culture, but that ants are able to successfully navigate their individual personalities in their colony culture.
We can only hope that the 'McCleave 1' navigates our galaxy as successfully.