Slovenian artist Martin Bricelj Baraga has created Moonolith, a monument to the moon and stars, in collaboration with the City of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Based on the modular design of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, Moonolith “is a modern three-dimensional squaring of the circle, projected into Euclidean space.”
As a part of the artist’s Nonument series, the installation “[carries] a strong symbolic message in a physical, mental, and virtual space,” reflecting “research of the meaning and development of monuments and the phenomenology of collective memory.”
Moonolith not only responds to its visitors by reflecting the space and people around it, but also utilizes light and sound to visualize the phases of the moon and star constellations, paying “tribute to the monumental temporariness of time passing” and acting as “a special public clock, which measures the biorhythmics of time.”
The installation is located on the Republic Square in front of the Slovenian parliament in Ljubljana.
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