Just half a century ago, optimism about scientific progress seemed endless. While the innovations from the space industry found a way into our everyday lives, however, science grew increasingly distant from the everyday world. Scientific interpretations are complex and difficult for non-experts to grasp, resulting in an exchange based on trust. Ambiguity, curiosity, and unpredictability are fundamental elements in its process. In Falling Forward, Marjolein Blom explores what connects art and science. Mysteries from the mundane world are interwoven with images from the NASA archive in a kaleidoscopic work of oddities that focuses on the notion of the attempt.
112 pages, 21 x 29 cm, softcover, The Eriskay Connection (Breda).