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If you believe they put a man on the moon

Wainwright, Chris (2008) If you believe they put a man on the moon. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Wainwright, Chris

Wainwright created a light installation for the Kodai-ji temple in Kyoto. The exhibition, entitled 'The Moons of Higashiyama' is curated by Taisuke Morishita and the Ginza Art laboratory, Tokyo and sought to harmonise experimental artefacts with the traditional Japanese setting using the full moon as the theme. The work takes the form of a lenticular image in which the photographs change as they are viewed from different angles. One photograph depicts the moon with a man’s face from a medieval stained glass window which refers to the pre-Christian belief that the moon has a dominant influence over humanity. The other depicts Buzz Aldrin's helmet photographed by Neil Armstrong as he takes part in the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: site specific installation, photography
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 2008
Related Exhibitions: The Moons of Higashiyama
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Kodai-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan3 November 200814 December 2008
Material/Media: lenticular photograph
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 16:45
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 13:14
Item ID: 5910
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5910

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