The Moon Goose Colony
24 March – 30 March 2015
In documentary film “The Moon Goose Colony” the artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis develops an ongoing narrative based on the book “The Man in the Moone”, written by the English bishop Francis Godwin in 1638, in which the protagonist flies to the Moon in a chariot towed by ‘moon geese’. Meyer-Brandis has actualised this concept by raising eleven moon geese from birth in Italy, giving them astronauts’ names, imprinting them on herself as goose-mother, training them to fly and taking them on expeditions and housing them in a remote Moon analogue habitat. The Moon Goose Colony is a Pollinaria project and formed part of ‘The Moon Goose Analogue: Lunar Migration Bird Facility’ commissioned by The Arts Catalyst and FACT Liverpool.
THE MOON GOOSE PROJECT
A POETIC APPROACH TO THE UNKNOWN
“The work I do is a poetic approach to the unknown. […] I explore the constructions of reality. I am very much interested in the role of imagination.” Angela Meyer-Brandis, in Wired magazine (full article can be found here).
Moon Goose Colony, P1 is a Pollinaria Project by Agnes Meyer-Brandis, 2011
CAMERA – Jens Brand, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Anja Gerecke, Tamara Lorenz, Andrea Strsccini
EDITOR – Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Jack Whiteley
SOUNDS DESIGN – Johannes Kraemer
VOICEOVER – Paul Chan, Agnes Meyer-Brandis
VOICEOVER RECORDED AT – Binary Cell Studios, Liverpool
THANKS – Daniela D’Arielli, Jens Brand, Gaetano Carboni, Gillean Dickie, Rob Le Franais, Anja Gerecke, Tamara Lorenz
GEESE BREEDER SUPPORT – Marion Bohn, Mirco Ronchetti, Francesco Silletta
FARM AND GEESE SUPPORT – Armidoro Perrotti, Manuela Perrotti
PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE / HABITAT – Andrea Di Cesare