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News Report Page 8 of 17
Publication Date:- 2018-06-02
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The Moon Visits Liverpool

ON Sunday 27 May 2018, we went to the Moon! Or to be more precise we went to see a rather unique installation in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral called:- 'The Museum of the Moon.'  This artwork, by Luke Jerram, comprises a precise scale model (1:500,000) of our Satellite and is based on 120dpi detailed NASA imagery, internally lit and accompanied by information boards, 1 of which states:- "As it travels from place to place, it (the installation) will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science."

In Liverpool the accompanying music was by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. There was also a well conceived:- 'Moon Prayer Walk' called:- "A Journey with Christ through the Lunar Rhythms" which is based on the phases of the Moon, with meditation guidance and aids, such as stones and candles, Biblical and other quotes, and prayers.

Hanging in the well of the Nave, this intriguing artwork afforded a fascinating opportunity to study the features of our moon, but also the informative and thought provoking, aforementioned boards enhanced one's imagination, as they touched on both the physical aspects and effects of our sister Moon, but also referred to its psychological, religious and cultural influences too. The internal lighting was supplemented by an eerie techno blue glow from 1 of artist, Tracey Emin's creations which aspires to influence viewers to feel love and to show love for others. A sparrow on a pole, also her artwork is to be found near the Cathedral's Mausoleum. The music provided by the organ and choir during a service was rather more ethereal.

The Museum of the Moon has now left Liverpool as part of its stated aim of displaying the "Moon" in different setting both indoor and outside, even by water. It is thus framed by the interesting features of the venues, as in Liverpool Cathedral, by the lofty pink sandstone walls and magnificent stain glass windows, and by its inspiring ambience. The artwork is visiting various place in Britain, the USA and France. This was indeed an intriguing afternoon. For places it has yet to appear see:- My-Moon.Org  or LukeJarram.Com.

 

Did you know? As the approximate scale is 1:500,000, this means each centimetre of the spherical sculpture represents 5km of the Moon’s surface?

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