LUKE JERRAM (England)
MUSEUM OF THE MOON
MACKINTOSH CROSS CHURCH
Sun 20th May: TAKE ME TO THE MOON (special festival event)
11th May - 24th June: MUSEUM OF THE MOON installation Entry sessions: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm // £5/ £3
Babies in arms and buggies have free entry at venue staff's discretion.
Presented by UZ Arts in partnership with Take Me Somewhere, Synergy Concerts and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.
Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
From the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding and ways of seeing. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night-time navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon.
Museum of the Moon allows us to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences around the world, and consider the latest moon science. Depending on where the artwork is presented, its meaning and interpretation will shift. Read more in Research. Through local research at each location of the artwork, new stories and meanings will be collected and compared from one presentation to the next.
TAKE ME TO THE MOON: Take Me Somewhere are presenting a special event on Sun 20th May under the Moon - details tbc.
Synergy Concerts are also presenting special events UNDER THE MOON - find out more here