Location: Seoul, Korea, Democratic People
Completion date: 2016
Super Moon was on view at Seokchon Lake in Seoul, Korea, from September 1–October 3, 2016. Super Moon is a symbolic manifestation of the immense power and serenity of our cosmos, connecting each one of us to our very cells. When we gather around the moon as a community, we all orbit together in its gravitational nature that transcends ages and cultures. With Super Moon, we hope viewers can experience this sense of unity and peace.
Super Moon coincided with the major Korean holiday Chuseok (September 15), celebrating the autumn harvest when the full moon appears during the fall equinox.
The centerpiece of the work is a 60-foot opalescent moon sculpture installed in the eastern portion of Seokchon Lake. Eight symbolic planetary elements surround the moon, together creating a vivid celestial space across the water. The inflatable sculptures enliven at night with internally programmed LED’s. The moon’s gradient colors shift and move serenely around its spherical surface, while the surrounding figures glow brightly in their individual hues, inviting visitors into a unifying cosmic experience. Daytime activations of Super Moon include a cloud bounce house in the surrounding park area and cosmic character mascots interacting with visitors around the lake.