The Travelling Moon
I am always looking out for Adventures and Unique Experiences and when I knew that the Moon will be Travelling, I simply had to go.
As a child (read: even now) I wanted to be an Astronaut and atleast, like minimum visit the Moon! Forget the Moon, I haven’t yet visited the NASA or the ISRO for that matter in my 33 years of life *rolling eyes* until Yesterday!
I am not kidding!
Thanks to the British Council at Delhi and Artist – Luke Jerram who created this ingenious way for us poor Earthlings to see the magnificence of Moon upclose and personal.
There is this HUGE Art piece installation of the Moon which has been lit internally with LED lights, which are not too bright and gives out just the amount of Ambient Moon Light. There are special effect sounds playing in the background, which feels like you are about to Land on the moon (but the music is very inconsistent; it plays for sometime and then stops abruptly for a loooong time)
About the Artwork:
Would you believe if I told you a Huge Moon is Travelling all across the Globe and is called Museum of the Moon?
It’s a “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.
Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.
*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 nighttime 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.
*Sourced from: https://my-moon.org/about/
Curious Foots Recommends:
We think you definitely should go to the British Council and check this out. Its Aesthetic and the Moonlight is so pleasing to the eyes, not to forget the Silhouettes you can create with this Art Piece behind you J
Where: British Council, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk (Exit from Gate 3) take an Auto till the Museum
Viewing Hours: 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM (We recommend going after 6:30 pm)
Exhibition up till: 1st March 2018 in Delhi
Till we meet again, Stay Curious!