The Loneliest Place

 

Laika's Lullaby, 2015
Animated by Julia Oldham
Music by Lindsay Keast

In the animated piece Laika’s Lullaby, Julia Oldham works with musician Lindsay Keast to tell the tragic story of the Soviet space dog Laika, who in 1957 became one of the first animals to be launched into space, her small form orbiting the earth for only a few hours before her death. The video chronicles the events of her one way flight.

This video was created for the exhibition Farewell, Brave Voyager at the Portlad 'Pataphysical Society.