There Was Just One Moon

Joris de Jong
Practice Autonomous Practices
Project Public and Private
Major Animation
Year Fourth Year

Nominee Drempelprijs Autonomous Practices 2019

There Was Just One Moon is a visual animated poem, telling the story of loneliness. Based on the narration of the writer Haruki Murakami, it takes the viewer through the wide and complex array of emotions that is loneliness.

“There was just one moon. That familiar, yellow, solitary moon. The same moon that silently floated over fields of pampas grass, the moon that rose—a gleaming, round saucer—over the calm surface of lakes, that tranquilly beamed down on the rooftops of fast-asleep houses. The same moon that brought the high tide to shore, that softly shone on the fur of animals and enveloped and protected travellers at night. The moon that, as a crescent, shaved slivers from the soul—or, as a new moon, silently bathed the earth in its own loneliness. That moon.”

― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

There Was Just One Moon

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