Antony Gormley, Lunatick review, The Store X: this lifeless VR piece is no step forward for the artist 

Still from Antony Gormley's new VR artwork, Lunatick
Still from Antony Gormley's new VR artwork, Lunatick

On July 26, it’ll be 50 years since man first walked on the Moon. But only 12 men have ever made those steps, and it’s been 46 years since the last one. For most of us gazing up each night, outer space is an inaccessible realm.

Antony Gormley’s new artwork Lunatick, co-created with the astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan, won’t let such inconvenient facts get in the way. In designing it, Gormley has set aside the four decades of superb sculptural practice that earned him a knighthood and a Turner Prize, to allow you to visit the moon in virtual reality. 

Goggles on, you begin on a tiny Pacific island, standing alone, as you remain throughout. Press your controller, and off you go, wandering down...

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