Moonhead

In a week focused on the moon…

I caught up with Pink Floyd’s Moonhead, their live improv broadcast by BBC’s Apollo 11–themed episode of Omnibus. The Atlantic published a closer look at this performance this week. And like Pink Floyd, Robert Rauschenberg was invited to be part of the Apollo 11 celebrations.

The Guardian considers the photography that came back from the mission (and others) as art which takes us to Geoffrey Batchen’s exhibition in Wellington this year, Live from the Moon.

Another exhibition here looks at the history of mapping the moon.

A longer interview with Batchen here at Radio NZ.

Tony Milligan at the TLS wonders if returning to the moon is a good thing.

And we shouldn’t leave the Russians out. Here’s the New Yorker from 2017 on Laika, the dog that started it all.

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