Tsuki-mi (moon-viewing) is a video that cycles through the phases of the moon successively rendering the moon at different levels of resolution. The title refers to the Japanese aesthetic practice of viewing the moon and its reflection in water, sometimes from specially built platforms. Here the moon's phases are portrayed using images of the moon itself, with its monthly variations in brightness as the pixels of the larger image. This work, like Hubel and Fingerprint plays with the trick of human visual perception that allows us to see "the big picture" as well as the details. I am exploring a familiar, but deeply symbolic image, looking for the different cultural associations that it evokes in each of us, such as time keeper, illumination or the inaccessible.
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