They Used to Call it the Moon
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
Katy Cole / Caroline Corbasson / Aaron Guy / Thomas Ireland / Michael Light / Kate Liston / Cristina de Middel / Aleksandra Mir / Michael Mulvihill / Mehreen Murtaza / Liam Murray / Trevor Paglen / Katie Paterson / Joseph Popper / Sophy Rickett / Aura Satz
A group show exploring the enduring presence of the moon and the rich iconography of space on the popular imagination of artists. With reworked stories and imagined realities, ideas and tropes from science fiction, mixed with conspiracy theories and an interest in fictional restaging, the exhibition illustrates differing global perspectives of the moon and reworks its prevailing image on our collective imagination. They Used to Call it the Moon brings together artists from Pakistan, Croatia and the UK working in film, photography, sculpture and collage. BALTIC 39 will also provide a platform for ideas and discussion where scientists, environmentalists, astronomers, artists and writers will share their knowledge and experiences in relation to the future possibilities of the moon.