ISSUE No3: PAN's Trip to the moon
by PAN .
August 23, 2019
We have always looked up to her, our Moon. She is a goddess. The object of our craziest dreams and desires, and of our wildest fantasies...
In 1969, Apollo 11, NASA’s most famous achievement, landed astronauts on the Moon. It remains the only extraterrestrial body that humans have ever visited. There hasn’t been a manned mission to the moon since 1972 but there are plans to send men again, and women this time. It is rarely mentioned that it is a woman, Margaret Hamilton, the lead software engineer of the Apollo Project who wrote — by hand — the code that was used to take humanity to the Moon. Our ‘Trip to the Moon’ issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of this mind-blowing event. We had achieved the impossible.
We also give tribute to Bauhaus, born 100 years ago this year. With its strict geometric shapes and use of metallic materials, it continues to be Modernism’s most influential movement.
...but it is by observing the stars that we are reminded of the miracle of nature, our existence. Let’s continue to honor, observe and learn more about the fragile balancing act that is life on earth...
Art by, stories on and conversations with (in alphabetical order) Anna Battista, Avril Bénard, Benoit Delhomme, Charles Green, Christina Cacouris, Darius James, Dennis Devoy, Dotti, Gerald Jenkins, Jennae Quisenberry, Jennifer Alfano, Jen Smith, Jesús Perea, Karen Clarkson, Katrine Pedersen, Kei Yoshino, Kirsten Kjaer Weis, Lia Chavez, Lyndell Brown, Marcus Schaefer, Melanie Gaydos, Noam Chomsky, Pablo Kuemin, Paulina Piipponen, Paul Westlake, Polly Borland, Rebecca Arnold, Sarah Duncan, Sara Wacksman, Sayaka Maruyama, Shana Chandra, Stephen Ormandy, Steven Sebring, Sun Ra, Tamira Snell, Tomi Kono, Yuko Kawashima. Issue designed by Jeanette Abbink.
Cover image of Jennae Quisenberry by Paul Westlake.
Styling by Jen Smith. Makeup by Kirsten Kjaer Weis for Kjaer Weis.
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Featured art is by Sarah Duncan. Neutrino, 2014. Etching. 70cm x 70cm
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