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The Mother Earth Sister Moon installation involves a humongous space suit that appears fit for a giant. But since giants only exist in stories and fairy tales, this incredible sculpture has been utilized for a fashion and design showcase. It features “pieces that present an exploratory storyboard of how the future was imagined during the Communist regime of the former Soviet Union,” according to Psfk. It is also influenced by the Soviet space program as well as science fiction films and literature of the period.
Created by Polish-born, New York-based artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewski, the Mother Earth Sister Moon installation is a replica of Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova’s space suit. She was the first woman in space. Thus, her larger-than-life legacy is aptly represented.