Moon & Menses

moon & menses is a site-specific installation featuring daily meditative performances. at a unique lunar time, the performance broadcasts using youtube live beta. as part of A controlled participatory research, reflection and archival project on the mystery of menstrual synchronization with living and working artists in and around a Brooklyn townhouse. The meditation times for the Moon and Menses exhibition begin at unique times each day that relate to both lunar and hormonal cycles.

The first seven meditations start at Moonset (when the moon goes below the horizon) because estrogen is at its lowest during the menstruation phase. The next seven meditations begin at Meridian Passing (the moment when the Moon passes through the meridian) because hormones are actively moving and increasing during the follicular phase. The next seven meditation start at Moonrise (the rising of the moon above the horizon) because estrogen peaks during the ovulation phase. The last seven meditations also begin at Moonset because estrogen returns to its lowest point during the luteal phase.

Meditation Schedule Design 

  • September 1, 2016 Moonset 7:41 PM
  • September 2, 2016 Moonset 8:12 PM
  • September 3, 2016 Moonset 8:41 PM
  • September 4, 2016 Moonset 9:11 PM
  • September 5, 2016 Moonset 9:42 PM
  • September 6, 2016 Moonset 10:14 PM
  • September 7, 2016 Moonset 10:50 PM
  • September 8, 2016 Meridian Passing 6:31 PM
  • September 9, 2016 Meridian Passing 7:09 PM
  • September 10, 2016 Meridian Passing 7:09 PM
  • September 11, 2016 Meridian Passing 7:58 PM
  • September 12, 2016 Meridian Passing 8:49 PM
  • September 13, 2016 Meridian Passing 9:41 PM
  • September 14, 2016 Meridian Passing 10:41 PM
  • September 15, 2016 Moonrise 5:55 PM
  • September 16, 2016 Moonrise 6:33 PM
  • September 17, 2016 Moonrise 7:10 PM
  • September 18, 2016 Moonrise 7:47 PM
  • September 19, 2016 Moonrise 8:26 PM
  • September 20, 2016 Moonrise 9:06 PM
  • September 21, 2016 Moonrise 9:49 PM
  • September 22, 2016 Moonrise 10:37 PM
  • September 23, 2016 Moonset 1:15 PM
  • September 24, 2016 Moonset 2:13 PM
  • September 25, 2016 Moonset 3:06 PM
  • September 26, 2016 Moonset 3:52 PM
  • September 27, 2016 Moonset 4:33 PM
  • September 28, 2016 Moonset 5:09 PM
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Artist Lara Mossler shares her DIY expertise on areas of research on the matter as she holds daily meditations and brings experts to The Hollows. 
curator, piril gundez