Dorset Moon will land in Bournemouth, Sherborne and Weymouth over three weekends: Friday 28 June – Sunday 14 July 2019.

This incredible installation is a fusion of large-scale NASA lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound audio created by Ivor Novello Award and BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones. After stunning audiences all over the world Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon makes its Dorset debut in three stunning locations where, by the light of the mesmerising moonglow, a full programme of free lunar-inspired events will create an experience that’s out of this world.

Museum of the Moon - Visit Dorset

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Under the Moon is a series of installations commissioned from home grown artists that will bring exciting new cultural experiences to these unique events.

Ra ZamoraCall of the Wild. Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth. A sound installation experimenting with the acoustics of each location that uses the calls of wild wolves, played intermittently as the audience contemplates Oriah Mountain Dreamer poem, ‘The Invitation’.

Laura ReidCelestial Bodies. Bournemouth, Weymouth. Heard through silent disco-style headsets, Celestial Bodies has been editing together from pre-recorded sounds that create a journey from ethereal soundscapes and words to more beat-driven electronica as people respond to questions about the moon landing, memories and future plans.

R&D Studio with Hemabharathy PalaniChandini the Astronaut. Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth. As India emerges as a frontrunner in the new race for the moon, R&D Studio has worked with dancer choreographer Hemabharathy Palani who uses a unique blend of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and contemporary dance to explore a woman’s relationship with the moon and the parallels that a lunar journey may have with her life on Earth.

Matilda Skelton-MaceEarth Module. Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth. A multi-faceted dome structure inside an otherwise non-descript tent with room for one or two people. Using infinity mirror effects and subtle, organic lighting patterns to evoke the night sky, its form is inspired by the interior of the Apollo 11 lunar module. The work plays with scale in a way which complements the Museum of the Moon.

George RobertsThis Then Is the Moon. Bournemouth, Sherborne, Weymouth. Mounted on a steel plinth a battered VR headset inspired by Eugene Cernan’s Apollo 17 helmet – the last to view to view the Moon – houses a 150-second immersive digital experience that chronicles our ever-changing relationship with space.

Helen OttawayTitle tbc. Sherborne. A 10-minute composition for musical box and voice inspired by watching the waves of the Indian Ocean pulled back and forward by the tides. The work will draw parallels between the rotation of the musical box and rotations of different scales.

Carrie MasonPledge. Bournemouth, Weymouth. A short performance collective drawing made by audience participation, Pledge is inspired by Neil Armstrong’s iconic words as the artist wearing hobnail boots takes repetitive small steps to crush Dorset lump charcoal into fine dust then pledging to reduce their carbon footprint before taking a giant leap onto an adjacent canvas and inviting the audience to follow suit. The total performance lasts one hour 57 minutes, the duration of the first moonwalk.

Dorset Moon is produced by the Dorset Festivals Consortium: Inside Out Dorset (produced by Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts By the Sea. Commissioned by the Arts Development Company with funding from European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.

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