On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin landed on the moon. Festival Lent will celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 11 and mankind’s first touchdown at the Sea of Tranquillity on the Moon and commemorate this breakthrough moment in history by having DJs Mitja Kovač & Marko Herič open the doors to their music spaceship for all who are eager to dance, inspired by mankind’s greatest leap that gave birth to a plethora of favourite hits which celebrate infinity and the newly discovered proximity of space. To make the experience even more primeval and picturesque, the Wetrinsky club will shine bright with moments in space captured on film.
Space Night will use photography and music to pay homage to breakthrough events in our exploration, understanding and interpretation of space.
Paul Calle was one of the first artists chosen by NASA in 1962 to document the US space programme Project Mercury through illustrations and paintings, and the only one who followed the Apollo crew – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins during preparations on the morning of this historic flight to the Moon. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flight to the Moon, NASA has organized a retrospective of the artist’s life and work entitled Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon.
- DJs Mitja Kovač & Marko Herič
- Photo projection: Photon
- Side programme talk night, 3 July 2019: Astronomy association Orion