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Moon Record

A source of story and song for as long as we’ve been looking at the sky, the moon is also the earth’s reflector of the sun. Moon Record draws upon the ancient human romance with our celestial neighbor as a metaphor for the relationship of light to the surfaces it touches. Here light radiates from within the silvery throat of a gramophone onto a slowly turning disc whose face is mapped with the pits and crevasses of the moon. As it shines on the ‘record,’ the light is projected to the wall, translating those craters into spectral shapes and melodies.

 

Commisioned for Lit exhibition, Albany International Airport

 

Light Installation by Yael Erel

 

Sound - Moon River Mix Augmented by Yael Erel and Avner Ben Natan. Original Moon River composed by Henri Macini, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, performance by Audrey Hepburn, 1961.