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Space Exploration & Cinema Collide in Mesmerizing 'ASTRO//SPLICE'

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November 4, 2014
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Astro//Splice Video Essay

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." It's almost time. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar arrives in theaters this week, and I hope that means that everyone has space exploration on their mind. If not that, at least some crazy theories about relativity and gravity and how the universe works. To give you brain an extra spin, Nelson Carvajal has cooked up a video called ASTRO//SPLICE, sort of a mesmerizing five minute combination of footage from Contact and archival space exploration/NASA footage. If anything, I hope that Interstellar does fuel the discussion on space exploration and get more people to dream and wonder about our place in the universe. More content like this will only keep the discussion going. Check it out and enjoy.

Here's the video essay ASTRO//SPLICE, made for The Cinema Culture's "Interstellar Outer-Body" series:

ASTRO//SPLICE was conceived and edited by Nelson Carvajal, a filmmaker/editor working out of Chicago. The video was created for The Cinema Culture's "Interstellar Outer-Body" film program at the Hairpin Arts Center in Chicago, Illinois. It first premiered there on November 1st, 2014 - for more info visit this site. The original description for the series: "Cinema Culture crash lands into AnySquared at Hairpin for a program presenting sci-fi cinema and performances. 'Interstellar Outer-Body' is a celestial experience that explores the transcendence through space and time beyond the cosmos and out of the psyche." There are a number of great space speeches, many from JFK which is my guess as to why he's included in this, and I hope a little visual stimulation can inspire us all to keep exploring the cosmos. And go see Interstellar on the big screen.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Space, the final frontier!
  • shane willett
    This video is complete BULL SHIT ! - is just an edit by some lame art school kid, somehow Vimeo flagged it as good and not this piece of shit website did the same ... FUCK ME ! So funny these people are in Chicago - the video screams pretentious Chicagoans artist are - thats where i trained - but left for NYC to expand my mind! FUCKING CHICAGO ARTISTS!
    • ff
      Yeah it was pretty dumb I agree---but Chicago is fine. It is what it is. I love NYC, in fact it truly is one of the greatest cities on the planet, but if you don't think there are any pretentious hipster morons there you have to be kidding. There are freaking millions of them there too.
  • Armitall
    I thought it was beautiful. I could watch this for hours.
  • TheOct8pus
    Disturbing JFK footage about 6 minutes in....

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