Agnes Meyer-Brandis’ work weaves together history, popular science and fiction. It is inspired by the 1638 book The Man in the Moone by English bishop Francis Godwin, in which the protagonist flies to the moon in a chariot towed by moon geese. The artist has made this a reality by raising eleven moon geese from birth, giving them astronauts’ names and training them to fly. A control room in the museum broadcast a live stream of the geese.
Commissioned by The Arts Catalyst and FACT, part of Republic of the Moon.