There’s something about the moon that calls to us. Through mythical stories and scientific discoveries, the moon has always had a place in our mind. Touring artwork, Museum of the Moon, was meant to feature prominently at Melbourne’s RISING festival last year. However, after the festival was cancelled due to lockdown, it set up at Bunjil Place for a few weeks last winter. If you missed out on seeing this mesmerising exhibit last year, you can now gaze at it in the heart of the city at Fed Square. See Museum of the Moon in The Atrium from March 29 to April 15.
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon is a touring piece of art by UK artist Luke Jerram. It’s a massive moon, measuring at seven metres in diameter. Each centimetre represents about five kilometres of the moon’s surface. The installation is lit internally, and combines lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition to create something ethereal.
Jerram calls the moon a “cultural mirror” to society, as it reflected the beliefs of people around the world. It’s inspired many scientists and artists around the world, including Jerram himself. When he lived in Bristol, he was struck by the moon’s influence on the nearby tides. This moment of inspiration prompted him to create the installation we have today.
This massive moon has landed in Fed Square to celebrate the premiere of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight on Disney+.
Starring Oscar Isaac, this series follows the story of Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift shop employee who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. He realises that he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven and Marc’s enemies converge, they must navigate their identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
Moon Knight will premiere on Disney+ on March 30.