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Laurie Anderson & Hsin-Chien Huang, To The Moon.

Fantasy becomes virtual reality on a trip to the moon

Fifty years after man first landed on the Moon, art pioneer and icon Laurie Anderson is flying us all there with captivating virtual reality artwork To The Moon, developed with fellow artist Hsin-Chien Huang.

Escapism and future-forward art intersect as the sensation of flight intermingles with the delight of navigating a fantastic alternative lunar landscape as envisaged by Laurie, who was the first artist-in-residence at NASA. Opening this Saturday 15 February at The Dowse Art Museum, prepare for lift off with an accompanying installation featuring film, images and music.

Conceived as pure artwork, To The Moon takes us closer to the lunar surface than many have ever gone before – and the journey is just as important as the destination. “The moon has a very inspiring, dreamlike existence,” says Laurie. “Secretly, all I want to do is to let people fly.”

When: 15 Feb – 7 Jun, 10am – 5pm Wed 4 & Thu 5 Mar open until 10pm

Cost: $10

Bookings essential: dowse.org.nz/ToTheMoon

VR sessions are ticketed and have limited capacity, bookings recommended. VR Sessions start every 30 minutes. Last session is 30 minutes before gallery closes.

Presented by The Dowse Art Museum and The New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

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