Thursday, January 31, 2013

private moon

These are just a few photographs from the beautiful collaborative project Private Moon, between Russian artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov. And of course, such a fantastic creation would not be complete without an equally lovely back story. As Tishkov explains of the project:
“Private Moon” is a visual poem, telling a story about a man who found the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life.

In the upper world, in the attic of his house, he saw the Moon which had fallen from the sky. At first she was hiding from the sun in a dark, damp tunnel and was constantly frightened by the passing trains. Then she came to the house of the man.

Wrapping the moon in a thick blanket, he gives her autumn apples and drinks tea with her. When she finally recovers he puts her on a boat and carries her across a dark river to a high bank, where moon pine-trees grow.

He descends to the lower world wearing the clothes of his deceased father and then returns, illuminating the way with his private moon.

Transcending the borders between worlds via narrow bridges, sinking into sleep, taking care of the heavenly body, man turns into a mythological being living in the real world like in a fantastic fairy-tale. 
See many more images from this dreamy series here and here.

(Via Sho & Tell)

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