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A Gallery Somewhere in Trinidad Presents Calder Brannock 'Adventure to the Moon!'

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Calder Brannock Moon Walk. Photo courtesy of a gallery somewhere in Trinidad.

 

calder brannock trinidad gallery washington dc galleries on east city art  | OPENINGS |

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Opening Reception: Saturday at 9pm

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Editor’s Note: read the 2010 Wade Carey Interview with Calder Brannock HERE

Nearly 40 years after the last triumphant moon landing, during a period of economic and technological decline, the US  government has ceased domestic manned space launches. They have since chosen to rely on foreign governments and commercial entities to ferry American astronauts and cargo to space. All visionary and entrepreneurial space
endeavors have been set aside.

Likewise, contemporary art in the form of fairs and biennials has chosen to ignore its origins in the experiential, participation-dependent, action driven art of New York in the 1960’s and California in the 1980’s. All potentials of failure reduced to nil.

Therefore, the ADVENTURE residency program, led by artist Calder Brannock, has determined that now is the time to renew the spirit of the 1960s, both technologically and artistically, with an independent mission to the moon.

A team of civilian artist-engineers will assemble a space worthy-vessel for nine astronauts, equipped with the essentials for a sixteen-hour round-trip journey. The vessel will be locked-down and launched from Mission Control in the symbolic and simultaneously non-symbolic location of Trinidad, a neighborhood undergoing rapid arts-driven gentrification in Washington, DC at about 12 noon, EST. The artist-explorers should reach the moon at about 9 p.m. EST, where they will disembark on a brief one-hour lunar mission, then return to their capsule for their journey home.

Visitors to Mission Control will be able to see and hear unmediated live-stream video and communication from the capsule, as well as live footage from the first human moon landing since December of 1972.

Touchdown is 9pm, with or without our brave travelers. It is quite possible that they might not make it.

Visitors unable to reach our location in the nation’s capital due to lack of time issues, time zone issues, financial issues, priority differences, or security clearance constraints will also be able to view video and messages from the crew released through social media outlets.

Interested individuals are encouraged to follow @campergallery on Twitter or check campercontemporary.com for more information.

A  gallery somewhere in Trinidad is located at 1501 Neal Street NE, Basement

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