Agnes Meyer Brandis - The Moon Goose Analogue

An analogue is a rehearsal for living in space. At various remote facilities around the world astronauts are practising for the psychological challenges humans face living away from Earth. Agnes Meyer-Brandis's poetic-scientific investigations weave fact, imagination, storytelling and myth, past, present and future. She has bred eleven 'moon geese' who, as predicted by Francis Godwin in the earliest science fiction novel The Man in the Moone, migrate to the Moon towing a chariot. Agnes's geese are real birds that live in a lunar analogue in a remote facility - Moon Goose Colony - at Pollinaria, Italy.

An analogue is a rehearsal for living in space. At various remote facilities around the world astronauts are practising for the psychological challenges humans face living away from Earth.
Agnes Meyer-Brandis's poetic-scientific investigations weave fact, imagination, storytelling and myth, past, present and future.  She has bred eleven 'moon geese' who, as predicted by Francis Godwin in the earliest science fiction novel The Man in the Moone, migrate to the Moon towing a chariot. Agnes's geese are real birds that live in a lunar analogue in a remote facility - Moon Goose Colony - at Pollinaria, Italy.

In this new commission you can see and interact with the geese here in a control room in real time. The artist encourages you to explore the margins of reality, in that liminal space where scientific data becomes poetic data.

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