〈Moon Haze〉, 2015.
mixed materials, PVC inflatable model, real-time monitoring PM 2.5, 5m diamter sphere, courtesy of the artist
A lighting artist active in Shanghai, China, FENG Jiacheng portrays natural objects by using light. He has paid attention to the disappearing of moonlight caused by air pollution. ‘Moon haze‘ originally refers to a natural phenomenon of fog on a moonlit night, however 〈Moon Haze〉, a giant artificial moon with a diameter of 5 meters installed in Hanul Madang refers to urban fog where polluted air in a city is stagnant in one place along with the fog. There is a built-in sensor that monitors in real-time concentration of ultrafine dust(PM 2.5) in the atmosphere, so the brightness of the moon changes by the degree of air pollution. FENG’s moon turns brighter as the air becomes clearer and darker as the air becomes thicker, and it visually and intuitively represents the current status of air condition to visitors. By looking at the giant moon that changes according to the pollutants caused by humans, the work provides an opportunity to rethink the interrelation between human and nature.
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