Located deep in the Arizona Desert is a vast complex of glass domes housing a miniature version of the earth’s ecosystem. Called Biosphere 2, the complex was built by a close-knit group of artists, ecologists and adventurers as an experimental project in anticipation of the colonization of Mars. Biosphere 2 hit the headlines in 1991 when eight ‘biospherians’ sealed themselves off hermetically from the outside world for two years.
Spaceship Earth, from the American director Matt Wolf, tells the fascinating story of this unique architectural, social and ecological experiment, which is of particular relevance today. Inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller and the science-fiction film Silent Running, the eight scientists started out on an insane adventure, subjecting themselves to voluntarily quarantine, by the standards of which today’s COVID-19 isolation pales into insignificance. Never before has the story of this scientific experiment, with its dramatic denouement and featuring original footage of the ‘biospherians’, been told so revealingly.
Tickets cost € 29.50 per car and are valid for two people. The film’s audio will be transmitted on an FM frequency. The RDM site at Scheepsbouwweg 12 opens its gates at 18:30 on the opening night for the best seats! The screening starts at 20:00.