Half Moon

A touring exhibition of photographic, mechanical and sculptural responses to IOU’s Artistic Director David's time in the frozen landscape of Antarctica.

The exhibition included an installation of mechanical sculptures, with water, ice, compressed air, video projection, and rusting fridges combined in an exploration of natural phenomena. Half Moon was inspired by David Wheeler’s Arts Council England and British Antarctic Survey supported residency in Antarctica. 

Alongside Half Moon, Antarctic Travelogue presented a long-sequence video taken with five linked cameras, together with three-metre wide panoramic photographic prints all which were made while in Antarctica. 

Half Moon was first exhibited at the Ruskin Gallery and the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge from 3 October 2013 to 16 November 2013.

It was later exhibited at The Gallery, University of Bournemouth (January – February 2015) and Dean Clough, Halifax (February – April 2017)