Several weeks ago I saw a poster advertising an event due to take place in Glasgow during May and June. It was called Museum of the Moon and looked quite intriguing. It is an art installation with a background music soundtrack, and was to be based in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Queen's Cross Church in Glasgow. On certain evenings during its 'run' in Glasgow there would be live performances by various bands, who would provide their own soundtrack to the artwork.
On Monday afternoon I took the bus into Glasgow and another over to Queen's Cross to visit this installation, and was immediately blown away by the size and detail of the artwork. The music soundtrack, and occasional replays of the 1969 Moon Landing commentary, just added to the effect. An amazing piece of work!
The accompanying website describes the installation like this:
"Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram which has been thrilling audiences all over the world and is finally coming to Scotland.
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."
Might even go back one evening if I can co-ordinate my diary with one of the nights when there's a performance taking place. That's easier said than done!