A detailed image of the moon its current phase shines against a dark screen. The silhouettes of participants are stark against the blotched grey and white lunar surface.
22 May - 08 Jun 2015 18:00 - Midnight
Circular Quay West, Sydney NSW 2000

Artist: Steensen Varming (Emrah Baki Ulas)
Country: Australia

Ayla is a serene image of the moon projected on a giant scale and surrounded by an ecliptical halo of light. Every night the image changes to reflect the phases of the moon, and the silhouetted forms of adults and children dance and play and stand before it.

The installation is dedicated to the artist’s daughter Ayla and explores the capabilities of projection and lighting technology. Special perimeter lighting creates the soft halo effect, and a futuristic soundscape is produced using a minimalist yet mellow composition.

The artist’s intent is to capture an essence of the moon. Its effect is magical, surreal… and supernatural.