5 channels av installation
The title ‘Moonaris’ refers to the Copernican idea of observing the sky, exploring outer space, and discovering the unknown. It also suggests – following the vision of the science fiction writer, Stanisław Lem – to imagine the seemingly unimaginable, for example: the future development of the surface of the Moon, which may actually become reality in our lifetime.
‘Moonaris’ is a five channel audiovisual installation inspired by the latest findings of scientists exploring the silver globe. Rock samples taken for the first time from the largest basaltic plain on the surface of the Moon – the lunar mare known as Oceanus Procellarum – prove that there were some geologically recent active volcanic eruptions on the surface of the Moon. These discoveries fundamentally change our understanding of Earth’s natural satellite. Perhaps the Moon isn’t as lifeless as we previously thought.
In creating the installation, the artists relied on scientific research and databases made available by NASA. The digital simulation of the Moon’s lava and surface was designed with the use of the Unity 3D game engine.
Concept and creation: Elwira Wojtunik & Popesz Csaba Láng [Elektro Moon Vision]
Music: Pandelis Diamantides
Production: Photon Foundation 2023
Photos: Marek Gajczak
The artwork is commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. / Special thanx to Cricoteca for the support