Artists and the co-curator of Whitewashing the Moon at Project Arts Centre, talk about the exhibition.
Whitewashing the Moon is based on a short story by Edward Everett Hale, originally published in 1869. It tells the tale of the men and women who conceived of the first recorded imagining of a satellite in orbit, and the events that unfolded as they eventually went about creating a ‘Brick Moon’. As well as being a scientifically advanced concept for its time, the science-fiction fantasy that evolved through the story also creates an extraordinary transformative effect.
This transformative concept is at the centre of Whitewashing the Moon, in which a twilit garden of sculptures, moving images and other material installations communicate a similar potential for objects. The works of Caroline Achaintre, Jorge De la Garza, Eleanor Duffin, Barbara Knezevic and Raphaël Zarka all explore in different ways the transformative potential of objects and ideas.
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