Lunar Re-Appraisal

Clive Robertson

1979, 17:00 minutes, colour, English


The anniversary reconstruction of man stepping out of the lunar module onto the moon. The artist looks back through "feminist" eyes as the narrative describes a woman astro-scientist who should have gone to the moon in 1969. The story, while fictional, is based on factual, statistical information on the NASA manned space program, its cost and the audience for the spectacle. The artist made this tape as a follow-up to a multi-media performance "12, 13, 8, 11" (1970) which originally had uncritically celebrated the event.

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Critical Writing

Then + Then Again: Talking with Clive Robertson about artist-run...
by Vera Frenkel. Fuse, July 2007, v. 30, no. 3.