Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

From 23-25 June 2017, the Museum of the Moon was presented in The Old Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park by co-commissioning partner Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

The artwork was available for the public to visit as a surround sound installation, but also acted as a performance venue at night.


Performance beneath the Moon

Humanhood performed their new lunar inspired work Orbis beneath the Moon. This new duet from Humanhood explores the relationship between humankind and Earth’s permanent natural satellite: the Moon. Performed as a contemporary ritual, revisiting the mystical place the Moon holds in the history of human culture. Orbis is accompanied by a 360 degree surround-sound score.

The Moon and Greenwich
Dr Marek Kukula – Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich has written this fascinating text (Pdf) about the artwork and the significance of the Moon to the area.

Described in The Guardian as “an event whose annual contribution to the happiness of the people of London is unrivalled”, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is London’s annual festival of free, outdoor arts. GDIF 2017 takes place 23 June – 1 July.