Museum of the Moon comes to Enfield

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Aug. 13, 2020, 11:09 a.m.

Featuring in the Enjoy Enfield Summer Festival, Millfield Theatre as part of Circulate London 2020 are delighted to announce Museum of the Moon – an installation by UK artist Luke Jerram on Thursday 20th August at Library Green, Enfield.

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.

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 has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.

The ‘Museum of the Moon’ Artwork will be presented to the press and the public with the credit line ‘Co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennesand Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol, ArtScience Museum and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.’

Museum of the Moon can be seen on Thursday 20th August until 3.30pm on Library Green, Enfield.

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