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‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ Exhibition – Sainsbury Centre

February 17 - August 4

In 2024, the Sainsbury Centre will investigate how we can know what is true in the world
around us through a series of fascinating, interlinked exhibitions.

The dynamic 2024 programme consists of five key exhibitions – ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’, ‘Liquid Gender, Jeffrey Gibson: I can choose’, ‘Rashaad Newsome: In the Absence of Evidence, We Create Stories’ and ‘The Camera Never Lies’ –bringing together some of the world’s leading artists and creative thinkers.

According to a YouGov poll, 16% of the British public believe that the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing never happened. Inspired by the title of a speech prepared for President Nixon in case the mission met with a catastrophe, ‘In event of moon disaster’ is an immersive experience which recreates the speech using ‘deepfake’ technology, by artists Halsey Burgund and Francesca Panetta.
‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ is an MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality Production. The work won an Emmy for Interactive Media Documentary in 2021.

President Nixon reads out In Event of Moon Disaster speech. Copyright MIT and Halsey Burgund


February 17
August 4


Sainsbury Centre
University of East Anglia
Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ United Kingdom
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