Moon Tent
Temporary Monument
Installed for the duration of the full moon
Lansing, New York
October 2–3, 1982

One of Mayer’s final temporary monuments, Moon Tent, compressed the duration of her work to a single night. On October 2, 1982, Mayer wrapped a pavilion on the top of art historian Robert Hobbs’s residence in glassine paper and invited friends to revel from dusk to dawn. The event channeled her longtime studies of astrology and ancient rituals, while also foreshadowing future generations of socially engaged art practices that embraced actions like dinners and processions.

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