9 Reports

In 9 Reports, a disembodied voice recites a series of missives sent by an expeditionary crew from an abandoned, apparently never-ending space station. As the commentary proceeds, their exploration of the site reveals a limitless circuit of corridors, mezzanines, way-stations and elevator shafts, curving imperceptibly outwards. The narrator speaks: “Somewhere in the station there may well be populated enclaves, even entire cities, surrounded by empty passenger decks that stretch on forever like free space. Perhaps there are nation-states whose civilisations rose and declined as their peoples paused in the endless migrations across the station.”

The narrator is the artist and writer Brian O’Doherty reading a text based on a JG Ballard short story

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