VIDEO: THE spectacular Museum of the Moon exhibition has landed at Warrington’s Parr Hall and warrington-worldwide was given the opportunity of a sneak preview.
Culture Warrington are staging Luke Jerram’s magnificent “Museum of the Moon” touring installation in the hall from tomorrow October 4 to Monday October 14 to mark 50 years since one of man’s greatest achievements.
Check out warrington-worldwide’s live broadcast of the moon landing at the Parr Hall and an interview with creator Luke.
In July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched into space in Apollo 11. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin made history as they became the first men to walk on the moon.
Leah Biddle, cultural manager for arts charity Culture Warrington, said “There has been a real buzz around this historic anniversary and I’m thrilled that we are able to join in the excitement by welcoming Luke Jerram’s stunning work to Warrington.
“Museum of the Moon is a spectacular installation which really brings home how awe-inspiring the moon is.
“We will be using the artwork to encourage our audiences and participants to share stories and memories, to talk about what the moon means to them; it’s such a magical way to engage children especially.”
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the artwork 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, Museum of the Moon has travelled the world and been displayed in the open air and inside venues as diverse as cathedrals, warehouses and swimming baths, thereby altering the experience and interpretation each time.
More than 3 million people have visited the artwork to date.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello-award winning composer Dan Jones.
Space is deliberately left for the public to interact with one another and participate in a communal shared experience; at the Parr Hall a programme of lunar-inspired events is due to take place including film nights, gigs for young people and a variety of activities for children and older people.
Museum of the Moon is the centrepiece of this year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival which will also include a LightNight-style event in Queens Gardens on Friday evening with music, light installations and a family-friendly dance performance.
The opening event has already sold out but there are other opportunities to view the moon up until October 14.
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