A Man and His Moon – Installation by Leonid Tishkov

Leonid Tishkov is a Moscow-based doctor who has spent the last ten years traveling around with his very own crescent moon. The moon is actually just a lamp he created for a contemporary art festival. He took the moon home with him and the rest, as they say, is history. What he does, he describes as a “performance of a lifetime”. Tishkov said: “The moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures. And everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. It gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Libby123

    These photos are beautiful! They remind me of a passage in “Eve’s Diary,” by Mark Twain. It’s told in the form of the beginning of the world told through the eyes of Eve and how she sees all these wonderful new things.

    “The moon got loose last night, and slid down and fell out of the scheme—a very great loss; it breaks my heart to think of it. There isn’t another thing among the ornaments and decorations that is comparable to it for beauty and finish. It should have been fastened better. If we can only get it back again—
    But of course, there is no telling where it went to. And besides, whoever gets it will hide it; I know it because I would do it myself. I believe I could be honest in all other matters, but I already begin to realize that the core and centre of my nature is love of the beautiful, and that it would not be safe to trust me with a moon that belonged to another person and that person didn’t know that I had it. I could give up a moon that I found in the daytime, because I should be afraid some one was looking; but if I found it in the dark, I am sure I should find some kind of an excuse for not saying anything about it. For I do love moons, they are so pretty and so romantic. I wish we had five or six; I would never go to bed; I should never get tired lying on the moss-bank and looking at them.”