> Gioula Papadopoulou (gre)
When I was the moon
A symbol of light and darkness at the same time, interwoven with romance, love, but also with the chthonic deities and magical powers, the moon, bright and seductive, has always attracted special attention from all people around the world. Its movement in the sky is a bright thread that connects us all and immerse us in a global magic.
It has been said since ancient times that witches had the power to influence the movement of the moon and bring it down to earth. In «When I Was the Moon», the moon becomes autonomous, descends to earth and wanders into familiar landscapes in a magical journey, an adventure that repeats itself forever, bouncing softly between the mountain tops and the sea.
The work was produced on the occasion of the art project & exhibition “Catageios”, scheduled to take place at “Pramantha Arte” contemporary art center in Calabria, Italy, in 2020.