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THE HAMMER AND THE FEATHER
The show’s title comes from an event in 1971 when Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott proved Galileo’s theory of gravity by dropping a hammer and a feather on the Moon (they fell at an identical rate).
The Hammer and the Feather, an immersive audio and visual installation, takes its name from the experiment performed on Earth’s moon by U.S. astronaut David Scott, which proved Galileo’s assertion that gravity exerts an equal force on all objects. Developed at MIT by technical instructor Christian Frederickson and visual artist and filmmaker Greg King, The Hammer, and the Feather uses the architecture of the liturgical mass as a structural and conceptual framework to create a contemplativeView more
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W97, Cambridge, MA 02139
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