It came and went like a mini storm. I installed To the Moon and Back for Voyager 2017, third time in total, first time in the US. A Chicago premiere!
Canvas puts on an epic New Year's Eve party every year called Voyager. The story is that NASA, in 1977, launched a spacecraft called Voyager with a golden disk containing an introduction to humanity for outer-space beings.
In light of this theme Voyager, I incorporated a gold color scheme into the piece this time. I also used the Voyager golden disk in place of the original teal colored planet behind the moon. The major new element was the upgrade on the Muybridge horses. I used little horse toys to make the horses in the Muybridge images jump out into 3D space. And they curve around a golden record, again referencing the Voyager disk, but also referencing the zoopraxiscope, which was an invention by Eadward Muybridge. It's considered the first movie projector, and the images go around a disk that rotates. On the next install, the challenge might have to be to make this disk actually turn...
It took five days to install this, including a few long nights. There's the physical install, and then the digital install afterwards, so it goes in two parts, both bringing different sets of challenges.
I was grateful for a lot of help coming from Canvas staff members and volunteers.
Here are some photos from work in progress.