Through the Skyglow
How can we once again experience the magic of the night sky through the skyglow of London?
We are living in a very bright era where we continually banish darkness and risk losing the intimate relationship with the night's sky that we explored as children.
Since the invention of the electric light bulb by Thomas Edison in 1879, our relationship with darkness had completely changed. In fact, we tend to reproduce daylight 24 hours a day 7 days a week, continually introducing more and more light into our lives. Because of this ever increasing light pollution or 'skyglow' as it is known, in big cities, the night’s sky is becoming invisible to us.
In cities such as London, in which it is becoming more difficult to gaze at the nights sky, I have recorded, mapped and created small pockets of darkness that enable us to gaze into the nights sky and create contemplative experiences that celebrate and harness the power of darkness and reconnect us with our environment.
I decided to focus on the Blue moon, which is a second full moon in the same calendar month. This is a rare phenomenon that only happens every 2nd and 7th year, hence the expression “Once in a Blue Moon”. The last blue moon occurred in August 2015 and the next one will happen in 2018.
"Through the Skyglow" is a project that attemps to bring people together recreating the Blue Moon experience.