“There are Some Things Only The Moon has Seen” is a hex to reverse the moon landing, which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary next month in July. In a realty where so much of the world’s resources have been wasted on a futile, militarized, and detestable race to colonize outer space, we believe those resources should have been used to further things like human rights causes and focusing on averting the climate disaster that our planet is heading into.
We do not agree with propaganda & nationalistic styled narratives about sending (some) humans into space when we have exhausted the resources of Earth. Those narratives make us angry. We think inner space and parallel dimensions are a far richer topic, and should be a focus of scientists, philosophers, academics, thinkers, artists & magicians who are looking for ways to escape the apocalyptic future we have been sold.
We also think that spaceships are ugly phallic symbols and wanted to question gendered ideas around the moon, and land/space in general. Why must the void always be seen to be ‘pregnant’? We’d like to see Neil and Buzz rewind back into the space ship, reverse and back-it-up back to Earth, and consider their carbon footprint. Let’s think about the forests for a while, boys? What could the world be like if we weren’t so focused on expansion at any and all costs?
Bio: The HyperVerses consist of Kylie Supski (poet, performer), ReVerse Butcher (poet, performer, VR artist, video/editor), & Chris Wenn (audio-wizardry).
ReVerse Butcher is a multi-disciplinary artist with focuses in making unique artist’s books, collages, visual art, writing & performance. She will use any medium necessary to engage and subvert reality until it is less dull and oppressive. When she grows up she wants to be a well-read recluse. Her most recent release, “On the Rod, an Artists Book” can be found online at: www.reversebutcher.com. She livestreams art sessions 3 times a week at: https://twitch.tv/reversebutcher. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Kylie Supski is a Polish-Australian poet, playwright, & spoken word artist. She is greatly concerned with using art as a method of speaking out about social, economic and political inequality. Many of Kylie’s poems discuss her experiences as a transgender woman. In 2016 she was the winner of the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. Kylie is passionate about personal autonomy and exploring the beauty of being alive.
Chris Wenn is a sound designer for theatre and contemporary performance. He was one half of the Punch Drunk DJs, regularly appearing at seminal goth-industrial night Z-1 as The Upstart. His innovative sound designs for The Trouble With Harry (2014) and Rust & Bone (2016) were both nominated for a Green Room Award in the Independent Theatre Category. He is currently the programmer and synth noisemaker for legendary punk nihilists Primitive Calculators. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Find him at: www.chriswenn.com.