Our fascination with the Moon dates back to the most ancient and primitive civilisations. Instead of seeing it as just a potential site for groundbreaking scientific discovery, sci-fi tourism or the lucrative exploitation of extraterrestrial natural resources, Jorge has chosen to look at the Moon as a universal and mythical idea.
Jorge Mañes Rubio is a sort of sociohistorical alchemist. When he travels, he absorbs what he sees and hears, and uses it as raw material to “reimagine what could be instead.” Jorge is on a journey to accomplish something significant, to make a difference, to fulfil a vision—in a big way. He’s based in Amsterdam and is currently artist in residence at the European Space Agency.
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