Sunday 16 June 2019

Pagan Eye: The Moon in a Room

There's a full moon tonight and tomorrow morning, but if you miss it you can still bathe in the light of a full moon at the Natural History Museum in London for free any day this year.

The Museum of the Moon is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram using NASA photographs of the lunar surface, ambient moonlight and an evolving soundscape. It is at the Natural History Museum for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and there's also a programme of events, including yoga by moonlight, meditation, drumming and sound baths. I visited a couple of days ago and took the photo above.

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1 comment:

Lana said...

I went to the Natural History Museum with my partner last month to see this exhibit and it was a bit underwhelming, sadly. It was essentially a big sphere hung in a dark room with nothing else in it - not even your usual educational signs with facts about the artist or the Moon itself around. The detail on the photographs is brilliant, but the sphere wasn't even embossed to add a tiny amount of excitement to it. All it was were some enlarged images glued to a glowing orb. I suppose it was there more to advertise the events like yoga and wine tasting under the moon, than for its own personal merit.