Republic of the Moon

Triscott, N. and La Frenais, R. 2014. Republic of the Moon. Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

CreatorsTriscott, N. and La Frenais, R.
Description

After two decades working with space dreamers from the European Space Agency to anarchist autonomous astronauts, Arts Catalyst transformed Bargehouse into an Earth-based embassy for a Republic of the Moon, filled with artists’ fantastical imaginings. Presenting international artists including Liliane Lijn, Leonid Tishkov, Katie Paterson, Agnes Meyer Brandis and WE COLONISED THE MOON, the exhibition combined personal encounters, DIY space plans, imaginary expeditions and new myths for the next space age.

Marking the start of its twentieth anniversary year, Arts Catalyst animated the exhibition with performances, workshops, music, talks, a pop-up moon shop by super/collider and playful protests against lunar exploitation.

The artists in Republic of the Moon regard the Moon not as a resource to be exploited but as a heavenly body that belongs to us all. The exhibition asks: Who will be the first colonisers of the Moon? Perhaps it should be the artists.

Date2014
Keywordscontemporary art, outer space, Moon, global commons, space law
Web address (URL)http://www.artscatalyst.org/republic-moon-london

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