Lac d’Estivadoux – Besse
Lunar Trash tells the little known story of a bin bag thrown away on the moon – the bin bag that appears on a photo alongside Armstrong, an American flag and Apollo 11. Transposed to earth by Olivier Thomas, this anecdote from the conquest of space finds its place at Lac d’Estivadoux. This non-permanent lake, dried up and waterless for part of the year, refers to the Sea of Tranquillity where the lunar module landed in 1969. The work illustrates the relationship that people have with their environment to the stars and beyond. Although the action wasn’t the issue at the time, 50 years on it should be thought about again so as to get a better understanding of its significance and symbolic impact.
L : 7 m x l : 7 m x h : 6.5 m