December 1 - January 7: Churchill Square and City Hall Plaza welcome Lucion Spheres - moonGARDEN display!
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 show's atmosphere drew inspiration from set theory, a branch of mathematics that explores the concepts 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.
Several pieces from the Edmonton Public Art collection and imagery from local artists were used as inspiration for the Lucion moonGARDEN display.