(Last) Bullet

(Last) Bullet (2020) is a project by Niek Verschoor for the Moon Gallery.

(Last) Bullet is a monument. (Last) Bullet is a small yet essential monument, founded in commemoration of all the known and unknown victims of violence all over our globe. In placing this last fired bullet on the face of the moon as a token of faith and hope, we, inhabitants of our planet, strongly emphasize the intention not to export our acts of violence to other planets or into the universe.

Unfortunately the human kind cannot be trusted blindly, so the (Last) Bullet is accompanied by the Artist’s Watchful Eye to keep checking the fragile balance between good and evil.

The (Last) Bullet is a 7,62 mm Mil-Spec bullet. The jacket is torn, the core is removed and replaced by the Artist’s Watchful Eye. Engraved at the end cap is the text: Last Bullet.

In 2023, the (Last) Bullet will be launched to remain forever on the moon, on a lunar lander.