Moon Picnic includes a large, spherical, illuminated moon, and a fog machine. It has been exhibited twice, and in both instances, it was activated with performances throughout the duration of the installation. Attendees were also encouraged to interact with the installation throughout the evening (between scheduled programming).
Moon (Picnic) was first commissions and exhibited by the Lake Country Art Gallery in (Lake Country, BC) and was activated throughout the summer into the fall. An evening event on August 20, 2016 co-hosted by the Lake Country Art Gallery included the following performances:
Rusalka's Song to the Moon from Rusalka. By Antonin Dvorak. & Les chemins de l'amour. By Francis Poulenc. Both Performed by Eeva-Maria Kopp. //Prelude, Opus 32 #5. By S. Rachmaninoff. Performed by Graham Vink. // Black Betty and the Nightshift Moon. Performed by Cole Mash. //Moonlight Sonata. By Natalie Larose. Performed by Natalie Larose.
Moon (Picnic) II was included as an Illuminate The Night project of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg funded by our Major Partner The Forks. The public was encouraged to bring gently used blankets to activate and define the space and leave behind as a donation for a local charity, Main Street Project, that serves the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable residents.
More information about this work at Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is available here.
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