#kupalalunar

 

This participatory artwork was created for Kupala Festival 2019: Lunar Edition.  Kupala is an annual festival of contemporary art that celebrates nature, participation and creativity that took place at Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve on 22 June 2019.   Since 2016, the Kupala Festival has shown performative and participatory works by a range of international artists, all examining the relationship between the nature, science and art. The festival’s origins date back to pagan traditions of marking the summer solstice in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon, Kupala Lunar featured a collection of artists responding to this seminal moment in history, drawing inspiration from Kupala folk rituals, lunar cycle and the moon landing.