To The Moon is a spectacular two-part exhibition from ‘singularly brilliant’ American artist, Laurie Anderson & new media creator, Hsin-Chien Huang. It consists of a 15 minute VR experience and an accompanying installation of 2D film, images, and audio – all focused on earth’s mysterious satellite neighbour: the moon.
50 years on from man’s first lunar landings, the experience focuses on recreating a journey to the moon for terrestrial viewers. It lets them take off, explore the surface of the moon, glide through constellations, and more. Anderson remarks: ‘the moon has a very inspiring, dreamlike existence […] secretly, all I want to do is to let people fly.’
In July 2019, Virtual Umbrella was asked to help set up this breathtaking exhibition at the Manchester International Festival. Our role included: reviewing and preparing the exhibition space for a VR showcase, installing and setting up VR hardware, and troubleshooting technical difficulties over the duration of the festival.
You can find out more about To The Moon here: https://mif.co.uk/whats-on/to-the-moon/
August 9, 2019