Travellings

2015

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The Museum of the Moon has just been presented for public feedback by Lieux Publics at Cité des arts de la rue, Marseille.

In this third year of the Travellings event, Lieux Publics introduced a new format that was dedicated to 18 artists from 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. See here for details

Travellings offered 18 unusual ways to meet artists in different parts of the Cité des arts de la rue, where Lieux Publics is based. The event was presented with INSITU.

The Moon in French Culture

A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la Lune) is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne‘s novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon’s surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous. It is widely regarded as the earliest example of the science fiction film genre and, more generally, as one of the most influential films in cinema history.

www.my-moon.org Installation artwork by Luke Jerram. Subtitles in French

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