Thursday, 6 February 2014

Bargehouse: The Republic of the Moon

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. 
It is the source of all true art and science. 
-Albert Einstein

I went to see this exhibition at the Bargehouse, it was great, so dreamy and out of this world. More info on the exhibition below along with photos and random stuff...

Republic of the Moon. Bargehouse is transformed into an Earth-based embassy for a ‘Republic of the Moon’ filled with artists’ fantastical imaginings.

As the Moon once again becomes hot property, 40 years after the first moon landings, a group of artists are declaring a Republic of the Moon. In a provocative pre-emptive action these artists will re-examine the relationship we as Earthlings have with our planet’s only natural satellite.
With works by Liliane Lijn, Leonid Tishkov, Katie Paterson, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, WE COLONISED THE MOON and other international artists, the exhibition combines personal encounters, DIY space plans, imaginary expeditions, and the new myths for the next space age.
Leonid Tishkov's Private Moon tells the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life. In a series of intimate photographs, the artist pairs images with his private moon with verse which describes how the Moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it. Tishkov and his illuminated moon have travelled the world together for almost 10 years.

WE COLONISED THE MOON will be the artists in residence throughout the exhibition, creating work and running talks and workshops. They will be co-ordinating protests against the exploitation of the Moon and working with scientists to look afresh at our closest celestial neighbour.