ur:performance CLAIMS FULL MOON
from 7 – 12PM on June the 4th 2012
No nation currently claims ownership of any part of the Moon’s surface.
The Outer Space Treaty, formally the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, is a treaty that forms the basis of international space law. The treaty explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the Moon The Outer Space Treaty defines the Moon and all outer space as the “province of all mankind”.
The Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, better known as the Moon Treaty or Moon Agreement, is an international treaty that turns jurisdiction of all celestial bodies (including the orbits around such bodies) over to the international community. The 1979 Moon Agreement was created to restrict the exploitation of the Moon’s resources by any single nation. Thus, all activities must conform to international law (notably this includes the UN Charter).
All this will be different from 7PM to 12PM on June the 4th 2012 when the Salford based UR performance group will claim single ownership and excessive artistic exploitation of the FULL MOON.
The Group will set up temporary base at
Salford M3 5HW
Ground control of the experienced team will surrender to fullness, sanity and long distance travel.
At midnight the moon will be handed back to humankind.
No tickets needed
BEWARE: The Moon has a long association with insanity and irrationality; the words lunacy and lunatic (popular shortening loony) are derived from the Latin name for the Moon, Luna. Philosophers such as Aristotle and Pliny the Elder argued that the full Moon induced insanity in susceptible individuals, believing that the brain, which is mostly water, must be affected by the Moon and its power over the tides, but the Moon’s gravity is too slight to affect any single person. Even today, people insist that admissions to psychiatric hospitals, traffic accidents, homicides or suicides increase during a full Moon, although there is no scientific evidence to support such claims.