On colonizing Mars

Geistė Kinčinaitytė

In On Colonising Mars Geiste tells a story about her hometown Siauliai in Northern Lithuania and an area in this town called “Pietinis”. Geiste tells how the experience of growing up in this part of town surrounded by block houses and empty industrial sites echoes in her project on Mars. She is interested in the regimes of how space is represented and owned through images.

When images are abundant and circulating widely then the agency of the imagination is taken away. Martian imagery thus comes to occupy Earth.