Author(s): Pol, Bik Van der\Allen, Jennifer\Davidts, Wouter\Dunk, Frans Von der\Rendell, Jane
Designer(s): Ben Laloua, Didier Pascal
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Abstract: Book Description: Start with the fact that the venerable Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has in its collection a moon rock, brought to Earth in 1969 on Apollo 11. Fly Me to the Moon takes that artifact to the next step, asking a group of artists and writers whether perhaps the museum should be planning a branch on the moon itself in the future. This thought-provoking little book riffs on the themes of space travel and colonization, with texts on site-specificity, history, space law and its global implications. Also included is a list of almost 800 songs which have the word 'moon' in their title. In a world where eager buyers trade 'moon lots' on the internet, is the whole idea of a moon museum so far fetched? With texts by Jennifer Allen, Wouter Davidts, Frans Von der Dunk, Jane Rendell and Bik Van der Pol.