Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Completion date: 2015
Wireframe Public Art
Since its inauguration at the 2012 “Luminotherapy” event in Montreal, moonGARDEN has travelled the world, visiting the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, along with Brussels, Jerusalem, Moscow, Washington, Mexico City, Medellin, Houston and Beijing. The show has been seen by over 1 million people and offers an unequivocal invitation into the world of dreams.
The ambiance for the show was inspired by the theory of sets, a branch of mathematics that illustrates notions of sets and belonging. For us, moonGARDEN is the perfect metaphor for a more inclusive world.The installation consists in 6 to 25 self-inflating spheres from 6 to 30 feet in diameter. The cut-outs are made by laser in keeping with a predefined storyline and then assembled on rotating platforms. The sequence based on a single stream of light produces an enchanting animation reminiscent of the lamps that made shadows dance on the walls when we were kids. The content of the shadow theatre show can be customized according to needs in keeping with the theme of their choosing, a story, the ambiance of a city or its inhabitants.
MoonGarden introduces a sense of wonder and enchantment to urban settings. Its oversized vinyl spheres add smooth and gentle shapes to city landscapes while the soft lights bring a more poetic and beautiful quality to local environments, captivating those who walk by.
The shadow theaters within the spheres offer customizable storytelling, reflecting the narratives specific to each place. This ensures that every MoonGarden exhibition is a distinctive and engaging experience that connects deeply with its local surroundings and context.