In preparation for the Moon Gallery mission 2022 to bring a miniature gallery of one hundred artifacts to the Moon, the gallery prototype will become a part of Moon analog & simulation campaign EMMIHS (EuroMoonMars* IMA** HI-SEAS***) in Hawaii fall-winter 2019.
Via this open call, we invite art projects and artifacts, which will contribute to the well being, performance & cohesion of EMMIHS crew. We are looking for submissions which could give an extra dimension to the mission, serving, for example, as instruments to enhance experience and understanding of the lunar environment, assist the crew by providing relevant data; stimulate research & analysis; establish values and aesthetic references. Artworks could be inspired by the use of space analogues & simulations to prepare for building sustainable settlements on the moon and beyond. The required format of proposals remains unchanged - the final piece has to fit within one cubic centimeter cell of the gallery.
Selected proposals will be presented at ESA’s technical heart – ESTEC, Noordwijk during EuroMoonMars/ArtMoonMars workshop 18-20 of November. During EMMIHS campaign this prototype will be launched to the Moon-like northern flank of Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island, 8,200 feet above sea level. Hope to see your proposals joining Moon Gallery exhibition at the HI-SEAS Moon Base!
EuroMoonMars* (EMM/ILEWG) – EuroMoonMars is a program for research, professional training and education, field simulation campaigns in MoonMars analogue environments using selected instruments. EuroMoonMars started with a Robotic Test Bench (ExoGeoLab) and a Mobile Laboratory Habitat (ExoHab) at ESTEC. They can be used to validate concepts and external instruments from partner institutes.
IMA** – The International MoonBase Alliance (IMA) is an association comprised of leading scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs from space agencies and industries worldwide to advance the development and implementation of an international base on the Moon.
HI-SEAS*** – Launched in 2012, the Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) is a University of Hawai‘i at Manoa research program funded by NASA, designed to operate long-duration planetary surface missions to investigate crew composition and cohesion.The HI-SEAS habitat is a semi-portable, low-impact structure with a useable volume of approximately 13,000 cubic feet, a usable floor space of close to 1,200 square feet, and small sleeping quarters for a crew of six.
We very much look forward to seeing your ideas! Please submit proposals at the moongallery.eu before the 8th of September. Selected submissions will be announced by the end of September. For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us via Email or Facebook.