Tuesday, 24 August 2010


an interesting week so far – it really feels like the beginning of the end for MATC at NUCA with all the admin associated with winding down. meanwhile last night went to see Brian Eno’s Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks - we have seen it all before – endless space - hostile moon - military hardware - silver suits etc – but i was struck by the awesome stupidity of the whole idea – especially the endless footage of various astronauts taking it in turns to have their photographs taken in front of the stars and stripes - the revelation gave me a moment to consider the preposterous American imperialist experience that was moon exploration – couldn’t help thinking of other ways in which this footage has been presented - Koyaanisqatsi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyaanisqatsi would be a starting point and recent ideas around space travel would include Moon - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/ and thinking about space and cowboys - American Astronaut – this is a link to a clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzVi_acjD-s enjoy