On the first day of spring, MOONOLITH will land at Ljubljana Castle!
MOONOLITH is an interactive monument for public spaces. It reflects the moon and the constellations of stars on its surface. Dedicated to urban strollers, it is a tribute to dark matter, emptiness, void, in-between space, speed, and time and its passage. The installation is site-specific – with every placement, it develops new relationships with the guest space and the visitors.
MOONOLITH is a large round celestial sphere that operates on two levels. Through interaction, its surface becomes a responsive light and sound instrument which opens up the field of play. In its rest phase, MOONOLITH functions as a sculpture with subtle movements of light and sound, and represents a space of calmness and reflection for the visitor. The basic model of MOONOLITH is a sphere which connects both with the night sky (the celestial sphere) and with the residents and visitors of the city through its modular design and audio-visual dynamics on the surface, and its placement in the public areas of the city.. The visual (shape, colour surface) and lighting characteristics of the MOONOLITH object reflect the starry night sky, the moon and the stars. Different versions of an interactive layer are then spread through these primary layers, responding in various ways to the auditory and visual stimuli of the visitors.
Martin Bricelj Baraga is a media artist and independent curator. His interactive works, audio-visual performances and collaborative work explore the relationship between man and machine, the social aspects of popular culture, contemporary monumentalism and the political dimensions of media reality. He has exhibited in numerous galleries and art spaces around the world. Last year, the installation DarkStar was the winning installation of an open call issued by the festival Glow Next, which was visited by 400,000 people.
MOONOLITH placement is managed by Ljubljana Castle.