In Event of Moon Disaster: What is Truth?


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts: According to a YouGov poll, 16% of the British public believe that the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing never happened. Inspired by the title of a speech prepared for President Nixon in case the mission met with a catastrophe, ‘In event of moon disaster’ is an immersive experience which recreates the speech using ‘deepfake’ technology, by artists Halsey Burgund and Francesca Panetta. ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ is an MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality Production. The work won an Emmy for Interactive Media Documentary in 2021.