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Finnish Astronautical Society, the project by Axel Straschnoy explores the Finnish futurism and the futuristic dreams of the post-war Finland. Geographically and politically Finland has always been feeling the pressure both from the East and the West and this tension is still remaining, especially after 2014 and the wave of US and EU sanctions on Russia. The Society started to develop the Finnish Space Program in 1959, a year after NASA, it was the time when each country looked for ways to be part of the exploration of space and all rocketry research was looked at with interest by the military. However, after the Cold War was over the work of the society started to shrink and now turned into a community tied together with their interests in launching rockets models, whose story is told by Straschnoy.

Axel Straschnoy is a visual artist born in Buenos Aires, based in Helsinki. His long-term and research focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä (2011-12) a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam), La Figure de la Terre (2014) a short film based on the book The Figure of the Earth by 18th century French mathematician and explorer Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (Galería del Infinito, Buenos Aires; Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires), and the lecture-performance series, N otes on the Double Agent (2013-ongoing).

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