18th-21st April, 2018

The Theory of Concentric Spheres
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia

Join South Kiosk for The Theory of Concentric Spheres, a journey into hollow earth - a place of ‘giants, Germans and just a little sun’.

About The Theory of Concentric Spheres

South Kiosk at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia 

Join South Kiosk at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Serbia for The Theory of Concentric Spheres, a journey into hollow earth – a place of ‘giants, Germans and just a little sun’.

A belief in spirits and souls wandering within a hollow earth beneath our feet have existed ever since man first sought faith in celestial beings. Pre-eminent thinkers of their time, including Edmund Halley (Halley’s Comet) reasoned that the earth was made up of a series of concentric spheres within which a sun and life could be sustained; a lush paradise on the flip side of the earth able to nourish humans up too 15ft tall. No sooner had scientists speculated on the existence of a hollow earth did explorers begin to plot its discovery with theories developing of entry points in both the North and South Pole.

South Kiosk explores a journey to the centre of hollow earth through a series of four screening programmes.

Films in The Brink explore aspects of our technologically driven lives on the surface, machine ways of seeing the world that may enable or provide the motivation for us to escape and explore new worlds for human habitation. Films range from James Bridle’s questioning of autonomous driving systems to Joey Holder’s look at the perpetuation of myths on the internet.

The films in Wide Open Poles descend into hollow earth, an exploration of the geological through minerals and their relationship to technological infrastructures. Films include Abigail Reynold’s exploration of the vestiges of industry on the UK’s Cornish coastline to Emma Charles’ investigation of the Pionen Data Center constructed from a decommissioned nuclear bunker within the bedrock of Stockholm’s White Mountain district (scripted by Jussi Parikka).

The Habitable Within explores a search for personal utopias, from Ben Rivers docu-fiction film of the failed development of Biosphere 2 in the 1990’s, (an experiment that aimed to mimic our planet’s life systems in a prototype for future colonies on Mars) to Naheed Raza’s look at those chasing eternal life through cryogenics.

As Observed from Above pulls out from hollow earth to observe the world from the sky. Hito Steyerl’s In Free Fall traces networks of global capitalism through the extraordinary journey of an airplane from the centre of an international hostage incident to being blown up in a Hollywood movie. BIT plane traces an aerial reconnaissance of no-camera zones set up in Silicon Valley in the 1990’s. 



SPHERE 1 – The Brink

Joey Holder: Selachimorpha

James Bridle: Gradient Ascent

Alan Warburton : Psychometrics 

Myles Painter : Desktop Drama

Tom Kobialka: Pearl Diving for Worms

Emily Richardson : Petrolia


SPHERE 2 – Wide Open Poles

Emma Charles : White Mountain 

Dana Giurescu: Should I or Shouldn’t I 

Abigail Reynolds : The Mothers Bones 

Maeve Brennan: Jerusalem Pink 


SPHERE 3 – The Habbitable Within

Ben Rivers : Urth

Naheed Raza : Frozen in Time


SPHERE 4 – As Observed From Above

Hito Steyerl : In Free Fall

Bureau of Inverse Technology : BIT Plane

Images in order:

Symmes, Theory of Concentric Spheres

Alan Warburton, Psychometrics

The “Interior World” of Atvatabar, from William R. Bradshaw‘s 1892 science-fiction novel The Goddess of Atvatabar

Ben Rivers, Urth

Myles Painter, Desktop Drama

Naheed Raza, Frozen in Time



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Thursday 18th July | Doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm start | Free tickets available here https://south_kiosk.eventbrite.co.uk

Skip Out

Soda_Jerk, Gray Wielebinski, Bedwyr Williams opening night Thursday 4th July 6.30 till 9. Screening of Soda_Jerks TERROR NULLIUS on the 18th July

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Preview: 9th February 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 10 February – 04 March 2017
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat, 12-6pm

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South Kiosk is pleased to present And the Earth Screamed, Alive*, a solo exhibition by Emma Charles, featuring a multi screen expanded installation of her 16mm film White Mountain.

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Exhibition Dates: 21 October – 19 November 2016
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat, 12-6pm

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