February 14, 2017

“The Orbit” with Cedric Tai @ The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM)

Really honored to be included in the inaugural show for The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM). I collaborated on a piece with Cedric Tai called “The Orbit” – it’s an audio work and you can listen to it online.

The museum was conceived in 2016 by visual artist Julio Orta in response to the inevitable creation of human communities on the moon in the near future. Although governments and private entities are working on tourism and colonization of the moon, they seem to have no concern whatsoever for the arts because they are not seen as a source of profit.

MOCAM is dedicated in displaying the most interesting, cutting edge, relevant art from the world, moon habitants, or in the case of future encounters, any other form of intelligent life we may meet.

The plot is located on 20 acres in the area D6, Quadrant Charlie, Lot Number 1/0581-0600, located 001 squares South and 001 squares East of the extreme NW corner of the recognized Lunar Chart. Approximate Latitude: 30-40 W. Longitude:36-40 N. This property is located just South of craters Helicon and Leverrier. Registered as MOCAM, The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (Julio Orta)

Being an advocate for the dissemination of new discourses and ideas in contemporary art created after 1969— the year the first human ever walked on the moon— MOCAM is steadily looking for emerging artists, undaunted new works, and proposals from interesting curators. The inaugural show, Mystic Hyperstitians in the Heart of Empire, was curated by Joey Cannizzaro.

You can read more about it here, and see the works in Mystic Hyperstitians in the Heart of Empire.

Here’s more about our project:

Two art critics bring their differing perspectives into an infinitely open discussion about moon art and moon art exhibitions. There seems to be something at stake and personal to each commenter, taking place in an undefined time in a  parallel universe in which it is impossible to see the art in person, while on the other hand the art world (or art universe), in its attempt to be more politically correct, is no longer anthropocentric (human centered). This satirical “pod” cast imaginatively weaves in references to existing contemporary art while also alluding to controversial policies that have become a foregone conclusion.

Thanks to Cedric, for pulling me in on this project! Very excited to become an intergalactic artist!

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