LUNAR REFLECTION TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUE

Created by Taro Shinoda + Uriel Barthélémi

A film by esteemed Japanese artist Taro Shinoda filmed over a 10 year period capturing the full moon from the perspective of 12 of the world’s most iconic cities. Auckland’s super moon of December 2017 being the last moon in the cycle. 


Projected on a giant screen Shinoda’s film captures the sublime contrast between the colossal form of the moon and us, the small indicators of life on earth. But Shinoda’s installation isn’t a passive experience; he draws you into something more real than the reality you know. Audiences see the lunar surface as though landing on it and the work is underpinned by a live performance by drummer and electroacoustic musician Uriel Barthélémi of France. Barthélémi’s pounding drums and syncopated rhythms truly optimise the experience, making it reverberate for family audiences, budding astronomers and lovers of visual art. 


The project is rooted in Shinoda’s early childhood memories of trying to communicate with his mother over great distances, entrusting messages to the moon, which he hoped she would receive on the other side of the planet when the moon rose for her.


THIS EVOCATIVE AND HIGHLY MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE IS AVAILABLE TO AUCKLAND AUDIENCES FOR 2 DAYS ONLY, 23 & 24 MAY 2018.


Venue: Shed 1, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, Auckland.


Daytime Screenings:

11am and 1pm — FREE

Please note daytime screenings do not include live musical accompaniment.

Evening Performances:

Commence at 8pm with doors open from 7pm — $40pp. 

Food and beverages available for purchase, with live musical performance by Uriel Barthélémi. 

RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes


Admission to all performances by ticket only.

Online bookings essential.

GETTING THERE BY CAR:

Entry to the Corban Estate is via Mt Lebanon Drive (crossing the railway line) Note that access to Mt Lebanon Drive is on the junction of Lincoln Rd, Great North Rd and Sturges Rd. (There is no right turn from Sturges Rd)

Follow Mt Lebanon Drive down to the carpark. Follow the signs on foot from the carpark to Shed 1.


GETTING THERE BY BUS:

From the city BUS 136m approximately 1 hour trip.

For more information go to moveitapp.com and type in your location and Corbans Estate Arts Centre.


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