Paul Malone : The Ionic Moon

'The Ionic Moon' Projection onto curved brick wall : at the 'New Moon' exhibition, Lumen Crypt Gallery, St. John's, Bethnal Green, London. January 2020.

This is an observation of the projection installation 'The Ionic Moon' at the 'New Moon' exhibition, Lumen Crypt Gallery, St. John's, Bethnal Green, London. January 2020. This was part of a Lumen Studios Project.

"Since the time of the early Soviet exploration in the late 1950's it has been known that the Moon has an ionosphere at an altitude of about 5 miles. Given that the Moon has no magnetic field, its origin remains to this day a complete mystery.

In this installation the projection diagrams the dynamics of the Moon's photonic charge field and its separation into electromagnetic polarity. This process keeps the ions floating miles above the surface, as it does the Earth. During the Moon's progress along its orbit, this ionosphere morphs and distorts into various complex shapes and influences, eventually reaching the Earth and its oceans."

View of the Crypt

The piece incorporates a projection onto the curved surface of one of the foundation supports of the church. The movie was originated from footage of the half moon as it traversed the camera. In doing so, the camera engaged in various responses such as light flares and failure to focus defects. I enhanced these in the editing process to emulate the ionosphere of the Moon - as in the title.

This installation compliments the movie of the same name I did earlier - Here. The installation represents the flow of charge photons flowing out of the Earth and, in the process driving its electro-magnetic field.

I gave a Talk on this phenomenon during the exhibition.

 

Movie of the Installation

Images of the Installation (click to enlarge)