Like the waxing and waning of the moon each month, humans perceive time in a cyclical pattern. Yet, in reality, life runs linearly, which fundamentally contradicts our perception of time and the journey through life.


fullmoon builds on the meditative monologue in "fullmoon" by Ryuichi Sakamoto. By traveling through scenes embodying different life stages, we are led on an existential journey to reconsider time and living.

Because we don't know when we will die
We get to think of life as an inexhaustible well
Yet everything happens only a certain number of times
And a very small number, really
How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood
Some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive your life without it?
Perhaps four or five times more
Perhaps not even that
How many more times will you watch the full moon rise?
Perhaps twenty, and yet it all seems limitless

— Paul Bowles


2019, Future Lab, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai

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