THE MOONWALK MACHINE - SELENA'S STEP (2013)


Installation with video (color, sound), screens, and lambda print, 4:30 min, dimensions variable.
Device: Steel, Aluminium
Device Size: 115 x 75 x 70 cm
© Sputniko!  


Half a century has passed since Apollo 11 made man’s first lunar landing in history. Today, we witness the tech-billionaires race to be the first one in outer space in their private rockets. Still, no female steps have been made on the moon.

Moonwalk Machine unravels a story about the protagonist Selena, a young science geek, who invents a lunar rover rigged with high-heels (just like the ones worn by her superheroine, Lunar Girl) with the hope to leave her marks on the surface of the moon.


Selected Exhibitions:

2013 Bunny Smash - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2015 In Our Time - 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2016 GLOBALE: New Sensorium – The ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany
2017 Japanorama - Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

In the permanent collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.


CREDITS:

Artist: Sputniko!, Photography: Rai Royal, Lyrics: Sputniko!, Music Composition: Katsuhiko Sugiyama (USAGI), Music Arrangement: Ram Rider, Cast:Selena by Nina Endo, Lunar Girl by Sputniko!, Rover Design & Production:Naoki Kawamoto(N and R Foldings Japan)/Rover Mechanics:KIMURA, Machine Metals: Chuetsu Kogyo, Video Director:Kazuma Ikeda(P.I.C.S. management), Video Production P.I.C.S.Co.,Ltd. , Producer:Hironori Terai(P.I.C.S.), Takahiko Kajima(P.I.C.S.)/Production Manager:Nobu Enomoto, Kota Yamauchi(P.I.C.S.)/Camera: Tetsuya Kondoh/Camera Assistant: Ryuji Yamamoto/Light: Koshiro Ueno/Light Assistant:Takashi Kobayashi/Art Designer:Ryo Oosato/Art Production Manager:Katsuaki Gotoh(NVC)/Interior Stylist:Masaaki Oohira/Editor:Yusuke Tsutsumi(IMAGICA)/Sound Mixer:Naoko Minowa(IMAGICA)/Hair&Make-up:Koji Kasai(UpperCrust)/Stylist:(Sputniko!): TAKAO, Fashion Credits: Fashion Credits: Kurogouchi design office, ANREALAGE, AMBUSH®, ATELIER SWAROVSKI, Daisuke Yoshikawa

Supported by:
Agency for Cultural Affairs (Project to Support and Nurture of Media Arts Creators 2013)
LUNA & LUNA
HAKUTO
DELL