Moon Rise, a 6 min. video projected in a loop, makes it fairly clearly. In a snowy night land- scape, a man on skis pulls with great difficulty on a sleigh over which there is a ball of light resembling the Moon,with electric power supplied by a generator. We think of Sisyphus, so futile does the effort of this cross-country skier seem, as he drags this load with such great difficulty. We may also see this offering that is visual and metaphorical in equal measure as the sign of a lover‘s dependence. This machine which has the ability to create this type of sublime reality – an artificial construction for the eye of the lunar satellite, no less – really needs to be loved, and served, even if it has become a tyrannical breed. There is no choice, whatever the cost and effort demanded, if this is the price of beauty and marvelling.
Excerpt of Mécanismes transcendantaux, Paul Ardenne