Memories of the Moon Age
Date: Thursday 17 November 2016
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Long before scientists took the possibility of travelling to the Moon seriously, virtually all of its aspects had already been explored in art and literature. Our nearest astronomical neighbour, the Moon — just three days journey by spacecraft — still serves as an object of creative projection and speculation for visionaries across the globe. More than five decades after the first moonwalk, the book Memories of the Moon-Age by Lukas Feireiss traces a visual cultural history of lunar exploration in literature, film, art, architecture, design, politics and philosophy in snapshots from the past, present, and future. In his lecture Lukas Feireiss will explore space travel to the Moon as the ultimate flight of fancy for human imagination and testing ground for ideas in reality.
Lukas Feireiss works as curator, writer and art director in the international mediation of contemporary cultural reflexivity beyond disciplinary boundaries. He attained his graduate education in Comparative Religious Studies, Philosophy and EthnologyHis Berlin-based creative practice Studio provides overall conceptual development, design and implementation for diverse formats of knowledge dissemination – such as exhibitions, publications, symposiums and other events.
Memories of the Moon Age will be sold in the Lecture Hall after the lecture.
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