dark frame / deep field
As Good As A MOONROCK and Frigoris and Tranquillitatis are on display.
Private View: Wednesday 3 June, 6 - 9 pm
Show runs: 4 June - 1 August 2015
Breese LITTLE, London
Curated by Melanie Vandenbrouck and Marek Kukula
(Royal Observatory Greenwich)
Hagen Betzwieser, Sue Corke, Melanie Vandenbrouck, Marek Kukula
As Good As A MOONROCK
JSC Lunar-1A Simulant, Plaster, chickenwire
Display Cabinet, 62 x 32 x 65 cm
The demand for moondust for scientists—to study and conduct experiments with—exceeds the very limited stocks now on earth. NASA has therefore licensed the production of a synthetic simulant.
The classic plaster rocks of science fiction movies are three-dimensional painted fantasies.
The heart of this rock is in this way as humble and typical. But, it’s surface is officially, as good as the real thing.
Frigoris / Tranquilitatis
90 x 90 cm (paper size), 60 x 60 image
Edition 10 + 3 AP
Detail of geologic map created by the United States Geological Survey for NASA
prior to the first Apollo missions. The start of an ongoing series.