Billionaires in Space - Make Mars a Matriarchy
The modern (wo)man has walked the earth for 100,000 years, but only in the past 50 have we figured out how to propel ourselves off of it. Rather than unifying us in a quest for innovation and planetary preservation, space flight has turned into the next frontier for capitalism: an elitist ego project, as we watch billionaires shoot phallus-shaped rockets into low-Earth orbit, and race to space with civilian tourism and marketing plans peddling inter-planetary escapism. But do we really want to be led into a future off-Earth by men who grew their entire fortunes through exploiting it?
This collection imagines a different post-apocalyptic future of a planet ruled by women. Featuring an amalgamation of the brand’s signature graphic prints showcasing astronomical diagrams, Galileo’s historical moon drawings, references of Ham the chimp who was launched into space in 1961, conspiracy theories in the form of crop circles and an archival apocalyptic oil painting. The assortment indulges earthly pleasures through its use of lux textures and dramatic silhouettes, while elevating the mind to the realm of a matriarchal fantasy.
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” – Carl Sagan