Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is touring Udaipur today and tomorrow. The art work measures seven metres in diameter and features detailed imagery of the surface of the moon.
Museum of the Moon is an art installation of a replica of the moon created by Luke Jerram and is supported by soundtrack composed by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer, Dan Jones. Museum of the Moon has travelled to several countries across the world.
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.
British Council has brought Museum of the Moon to India to mark the last phase of the UK-India Year of Culture and 70 years of the British Council in India.
The artwork was made through using imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and created with the UK Space Agency which Luke says, “was then printed on the surface of a balloon. The nice thing about this artwork is the darkened space which doesn’t make it look like a balloon. It looks like the moon. Sometimes people ask if it is made from concrete or fibre glass, so sometimes it creates an optical illusion.”
The installation offers a complete view of the moon. “The moon always faces the same direction. So people can’t see the far side of the moon. So this art work provides the opportunity to go round back and have a look at the far side of the moon and sort of inspect its finer details.”
Museum of the Moon will be hosted at City Palace Udaipur from 6:00pm today i.e 13-Feb-2018
Contributed by our reader Zahid R.V. along with inputs from The Hindu