Phantom Moon is a three channel video installation with atmospheric audio. The installation combines different media and concepts, portraying perspective by constructing the illusion of space. The system of plexi panels and transparent veils reflect and capture the visual projections. The fabrics also act as sculptural elements that influence viewers’ perception and experience of the space, loosely hung to resemble the flow of water.
The installation draws on an Asian folktale, The Monkey and the reflection of the Moon, in which a band of monkeys attempt to reach for the reflection of the moon by forming a chain from the branch of a tree, eventually it breaks off and all the monkeys fall into the well.
The reflection of the moon is both illusive and elusive. An illusion that would disappear when the water is touched, Fixated on a misperception which will not lead anywhere, should we hold on or is it time to let go?