The Message at V&A London

The Message (still), from the Peak of Eternal Light series, 2018. Dimensions variable, 26min. Digital film.

The Message, Jorge Mañes Rubio’s latest video installation, will be screened at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of their Friday Late program. In The Message the artists presents original footage from NASA’s Apollo Moon missions in a new light. The work addresses the role of mankind in the colonization of celestial bodies while at the same time advocates for a deeper and more spiritual connection with the cosmos.

Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings. Today’s fantasies of the future help to shape tomorrow’s lived realities. This Friday Late, we turn to speculative and imagined worlds to reveal possibilities for the future – from artists looking forwards to heal the scars of the past, to designers using science fiction to interrupt reality. Can imagining alternative tomorrows influence today’s choices?