By Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

Billy Baccam and Alex Ramos brought the moon to Zócalo one evening in early March.

Viewers might have sworn their lunar spectacle was the real thing as it hovered and rotated a few feet above the grass at the Spring Branch apartment complex. They were close enough to make out the details of craters. Beeps and scratchy voices from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission added to the effect.

The artists, who collaborate as Input Output, call the piece “XI” as an homage to Apollo 11, but it also channels one of their earthbound idols, James Turrell. They admire the way Turrell communicates with light and brings things outside the realm of understanding down to Earth…

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