far side of the moon
- léa abaroa
This work consists of images from chinese city dying flower. They have been altered using a computer programme that partially emulates the effect of a Rutt/Etra video synthesiser, giving the photograph an adjustable, three dimensional aspect and rendering the body as a spacial expanse - a landscape.
The version of 'The Moon Represents My Heart' sung by taiwanese singer Teresa Teng in 1977 holds particular significance in chinese pop music: it heralded a shift from the collective towards the individual, towards the intimate. It possesses this particular quality from which whole worlds emerge.
The title refers to humanity’s first soft landing on the Far Side of the Moon, achieved by China’s Chang’e 4 mission on January 3rd, 2019.
- isbn 978-2-9567627-4-4
- 20 x 22.8 cm
- 28 pages
- laser printing, handsewn
- paper: awagami inbe thick white
- available in mandarin, bilingual mandarin/french or mandarin/english