For HOT MESS, Artist on the Moon will be exhibiting the latest developments of the Artist on the Moon project, extending her ongoing engagement and examination of ‘The Missing Rock’, an object that was brought from the moon to the earth by Neil Armstrong in 1969. Initiated through ritual in Mexico City in 2019, the series tracks the process of searching for, discovering and then returning the object to lunar soil, during the project’s closing performance on the moon’s surface, which is Artist on the Moon’s fundamental objective. This act of restoration will reverse the colonial law of motion, rerouting the patriarchal gaze with which science regards space.
Flip-Over is a video installation documenting the artist’s examination of the Missing Rock, at the moment of first discovery and contact. Foregrounding the alteration, manipulation and subsequent deterioration of moving image through successive edits, the installation captures a single moment in a long process by which a visual representation through video becomes pure static & a shadow is projected.