Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dreams and Nightmares

Italian artist Marco Boggio Sella travelled to Burkina Faso in search of people who had never heard about the moon landing.

He carried with him photographs of the event and textbooks on astronomy. After explaining this most wondrous of milestones to the benighted natives, he commissioned local artisans to create works inspired by their new-found knowledge of space travel.

Their sculptures and fabric pieces, carried out in traditional materials but depicting their fantasies about space exploration.

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