WHEN:    12.01.2019 – 20.04.2019
The International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) is designing a smart ice lab, an environment to scientifically analyze ice core data. We are working with artists to represent the journey of lunar exploration, and to make the scientific goals of the project more accessible to the general public. The final goal is a miniature art gallery of one hundred cubic centimetre artifacts to be sent to the Moon mounted on a lunar lander.
In this call, we are inviting art projects and artifacts inspired by water-ice on the Moon and by the thrive for human exploration. Projects could, for example, be inspired by the connection between water on the Moon and life on Earth, or by the use of analogue simulations to prepare for space colonization.
Selected works will be exhibited in a gallery in Zermatt as a part of the IGLUNA mission, and will become part of a prototype of the Moon Gallery. This prototype will be mounted on the exterior of the ILEWG lunar lander during the IGLUNA analogue campaign.
IGLUNA, the first ESA_Lab interuniversity demonstrator project, is organized by the Swiss Space Centre. This project brings together 18 teams from 13 universities and 9 countries collaborating to build a habitat in an ice cavity in a glacier in Zermatt, Switzerland. Moon Gallery project on behalf of ILEWG (International Lunar Exploration Working Group) will provide public outreach during IGLUNA lunar mission and foster a strong collaboration between different science, engineering, art & design disciplines to support “international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon – our natural satellite” (International Lunar Workshop, Beatenberg (CH), June 1994).