“An overwhelming sensory and artistic experience”

— Financial Times 

Fifty years after man first landed on the Moon, art pioneer and icon Laurie Anderson is flying us all there with captivating virtual reality artwork To The Moon. Developed with fellow artist Hsin-Chien Huang, this immersive experience takes you on a cutting-edge voyage of sight, sound and imagination to our nearest cosmic neighbour.

Escapism and future-forward art intersect as the sensation of flight intermingles with the delight of navigating a fantastic alternative lunar landscape as envisaged by Laurie, who was the first artist-in-residence at NASA. Prepare for lift off with an accompanying installation featuring film, images and music.

Conceived as pure artwork, To The Moon takes us closer to the lunar surface than many have ever gone before – and the journey is just as important as the destination. “The moon has a very inspiring, dreamlike existence,” says Laurie. “Secretly, all I want to do is to let people fly.”

To The Moon VR experience commissioned by The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; The National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan; and National Taiwan Normal University. To The Moon A/V experience originally commissioned by The Manchester International Festival.

Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang

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The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

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10am – 5pm daily

Wed 4 & Thur 5 Mar open until 10pm

VR sessions are ticketed and have limited capacity, bookings recommended.
VR sessions start every 30 minutes.
Last session is 30 minutes before gallery closes.

Laurie Anderson Interactive Visual Arts

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