luke jerram: museum of the moon
Sat 22 September, 10am-9pm. Performances of Orbis at 3pm & 8pm
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.
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. Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Jerram is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.
Co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: At-Bristol, Kimmel Center, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Without Walls, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennesand Cork Midsummer Festival. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristoland The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
Orbis is a visually astonishing outdoor duet that explores the relationship between humankind and Earth’s permanent natural satellite: the Moon. Performed as a contemporary ritual, revisiting the mystical place the Moon holds in the history of human culture. Set in the round, Orbis is accompanied by a 360 degree surround sound score. Immerse into an outdoor spectacle that will take you beyond the realms of planet Earth.
Photo credit: Alicia Knight
This piece has been commissioned by Without Walls Consortium, Brighton Festival, Norfolk&Norwich Festival and Déda Derby as well as Supported by DanceXchange.
FUNDER: Without Walls
Bell Square is a member of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network.
Without Walls is the UK's largest commissioner of outdoor art shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond. For more information about Without Walls visit www.withoutwalls.uk.com