Chris Riley, Apollo Raw and Uncut

22 October, 2013

Apollo Raw and Uncut premiered on Saturday 19th October from 9am-8pm at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.


In a unique screening, you can see the earth like never before in Chris Riley’s Apollo Raw and Uncut video installation shown at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

The 13 hour long footage shows what the earth looks like from space through NASA’s entire collection documented between 1966 and 1972.

Apollo missions and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon are included in this free showing of filming shot by human beings in space and on the surface of the moon.

Also seen are slow motion views of the Saturn V lifting off, shot from cameras around the launchpad and the slow motion Lunar Rover ‘Grand Prix.’

The event is a world first as it is a single uninterrupted screening and runs until 10pm this evening.

First exhibited in London’s Science Museum in 2009 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo missions, filmmaker Chris Riley has brought the project to Lincoln as part of the digital culture festival, Frequency 2013.

Before that, the archive collection had been kept in cold storage at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston and was only projected a handful of times.

After London, the installation then moved on to the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal meaning Lincoln is only it’s third showing.

Chris Riley is visiting professor of science and media at the University of Lincoln’s School of Media and a pioneer of web journalism, reporting for the BBC’s first online news service.


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