While the moon is shrinking
While the moon is shrinking is a series of 14 moving paintings which are as many windows opening to a seemingly idyllic world which hides signs of dysfunction:
Wind turbines are carried away by contrary winds, the moon is shrinking, flowers are carnivorous, the Himalayas imperceptibly crumble, swarms of birds metamorphose into devastating tornadoes.
The video intended to be projected outdoors on the city walls introduces slowness and silence into a world in constant motion.
Projected on the facade of the royal palace in Kathmandu in 2014, it had the effect of freezing space and time for 30 minutes, interrupting the flow of passers-by and cars on a square usually teeming with activity, immersed in the darkness for the occasion.
The work invites the public to feel and change their perspective in order to contemplate their environment and identify the imprint of their presence in the landscape.
The Video was projected on the façade of the the Kumari House in Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
The Kumari is a pre-pubescent girl selected from the Shakya caste or Bajracharya clan. She is revered and worshiped as manifestations of the divine female energy. She lives in a palace and only goes out for a few festivals during the year. Her house actualy looks more like a prison.
The projection was creating like a window on the façade. Looking at the projection , the people could see her looking from her prison through her own windows .