Maarten Vanden Eynde

The Moon seen from the Earth

2005
UN helmet, telescope and black marker, 30 x 20 x 20 cm.
(In private collection, Peru)

The Earth Seen From The Moon was a very complex and multi-layered installation build for Cesare Manzo Gallery in Pescara, Italy of which the helmet and the telescope are the only remaining pieces. The Earth is being projected on the Moon since all the identified craters and seas on the Moon refer to human history. The existing moon map with the exact locations of every given name is drawn on a used UN helmet, representing humanities unsuccessful efforts to manage the world.