I shot this video on the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
I am influenced by old sci-fi movies, and the way special effects were created in the pre-digital age. This video is very low-tech, a cardboard and balsa wood model of the Lunar Module is tied it to the end of a fishing-line, to create the flying 'special effects' and the lunar surface is sand. The sound on the video is just static picked up when I transferred from tape to dvd.
When I told people what I was doing, the most common response was, ‘Do you think it really happened?’ I wasn’t expecting to find that conspiracy theories about the Moon Landings are now so widely accepted as facts. Although my video is obviously a ‘fake’ I didn’t create it to suggest that I agree with these theories. I wanted to create my own version of this historic event, but viewed at a distance of 40 years, where the lines between memory and imagination are slightly blurred.
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