MISSION TO PUT LONDONERS ON THE MOON THIS JULY

A London based artist who marks major historical events with ambitious large-scale photo mosaics from images submitted by the public has revealed her latest project today: renowned British artist Helen Marshall of The People’s Picture is calling all armchair astronauts to participate in a mission to the Moon! Britons can join people from around the world to have the chance to be ‘placed’ on the Moon through ‘The People’s Moon’ – an interactive digital photo mosaic made up of images submitted from the public across the planet to work together to tell a single story. The finished results will be displayed on London’s Piccadilly Lights giant screen, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, online and at other global locations still to be announced.

“The People’s Moon is an opportunity for the British public to join all of the world’s citizens to become a part of a living legacy time capsule,” explained artist Helen Marshall, Founder of The People’s Picture. “Everyone on Earth has a dream. The idea behind The People’s Moon is to come together to inspire the world to dream the impossible again. We want to encourage people from around the world to be a part of our grand endeavour to create a giant art installation revealing an iconic image of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, made up of thousands of photos submitted by the public.”

Anyone wanting to submit their story, a photograph or a video up to a minute long, can become part of The People’s Moon by uploading their photos to the project web site: www.thepeoplesmoon.com – The deadline for submissions to be considered for inclusion in the giant mosaics as part of the Apollo 50th celebrations is midnight on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

The People’s Moon photo mosaics at Piccadilly Lights, will be shown between 9-10pm on Saturday 20 July 2019, the exact hour 50 years ago that Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the Moon. The iconic Piccadilly Lights will display public submissions to the People’s Moon website and include historical sequences provided and co-produced by UK based Blue Aurora Media, with additional material from Stephen Slater.

Derek Manns, Digital Advertising Manager at Landsec, which operates the Piccadilly Lights said: “Piccadilly Lights is renowned for capturing the eyes and minds of over 300 million people that pass through Piccadilly Circus each year. This interactive experience from The People’s Moon is a great opportunity to unite people all over the world, and we’re excited to be part of the celebrations for this inspiring moment in our history.”

The photo mosaics will also have a permanent home on www.ThePeoplesMoon.com until 2024, the year humans are currently planned to return to the Moon, including the first woman to walk on the Lunar surface. The final piece will be installed at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon which landed the first humans on the surface on 20 July 1969.

Moondog Animation working with Artist Helen Marshall will also showcase a collaborative moment of Moon animation using breathtaking real-time development gaming effects.

The interactive digital photo mosaic will be installed in the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, as part of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 celebration. The mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, brought Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins to the Moon, where Armstrong took the historic first steps.

“The Apollo Program was accomplished as a result of the efforts of more than 400,000 people working together to achieve an impossible dream,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “This project gives thousands of people from around the world an opportunity to become a lasting part of the historic and important 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing and walk.”

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