#dearMoon: the space-inspired art project of the first private passengers to fly around the Moon

Last week, news began to emerge about Space X and its plan for private people “to go for a walk” around the Moon, that is, to make tourist space travel a reality. As is common with Elon Musk, it all started with a tweet:

They also commented that a week later, on September 17th, they will announce who would be that first passenger and so it was: the lucky one will be Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire businessman (he is the founder of Zozotown, Japan’s biggest fashion eCommerce) and art collector. The most curious thing about this trip is that it won’t only be the first private trip around the moon (which is awesome!) but has turned it into an artistic project/experiment. Take a look at the #dearMoon video.

The year for this trip will be 2023 and what Maezawa proposes is to take 8 artists (a painter, a musician, a film director…) on a one-week space trip around the moon, so that they can be inspired in a unique way and can create genuine works of art. Here you can read Maezawa’s own words.

If Pablo Picasso had been able to see the moon up-close, what kind of paintings would he have drawn? If John Lennon could have seen the curvature of the Earth, what kind of songs would he have written? If they had gone to space, how would the world have looked today People are creative and have a great imagination.
We all have the ability to dream dreams that have never been dreamt, to sing songs that have never been sung, to paint that which has never been seen before. I hope that this project will inspire the dreamer within each of us.

Very interesting. Very inspiring. A lot of envy…

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