Interview by Jaclyn Bethany
Photographed for Constellation by Anouska Beckwith
Jaclyn Bethany: Hi, Luna! Where are you originally from and where are you currently based?
Luna Aguera: I was born in Mexico City, and now I live between Mexico and Paris.
JB: What do you find inspiring about living in Paris, and how do you find it feeds your creativity?
LA: I think Paris is full of memories that talk to us when we pay attention to all the details, giving us hints about how the past can harmonize with the present… It is almost like an unfolding map of how to uniquely see the world. Paris also has an amazing forest, where I often go to seek colors and forms.
JB: How do you work across interdisciplinary art forms and defy labels in the process?
LA: I don´t think of my work as an individual project but rather as a way to connect withhumans who have the same urge to create a new language that can sustain unity. I believe that when a woman is centered and accepting of who she is and what she has, nothing becomes a threat, but instead an opportunity to find new ways and new windows.
JB: How has motherhood changed the way you approach your work?
LA: In my work, I document different manifestations of consciousness, but being a mother is a direct opportunity to see the human design of pure awareness rising in front of you. It has purified me; it has led me to the roots of my constitution so I can become more congruent between who I am and what I do. Motherhood is empowering, and if you live with it honestly, it offers everything you need to succeed—including time. Motherhood has given me more time to create, because I have learned to focus my attention and organize my energy.
JB: Who are some other Paris-based artists currently inspiring you?
LA: I love Pascal-Montandon Jodorowsky. She is an impeccable painter, costume designer, and writer. Through her work, she shows us new ways of looking at beauty, therefore expanding our capacity for appreciation.
JB: What do you feel you've achieved in your career thus far? Looking forward, what are your hopes and dreams for the future?
LA: I try to give people tools to make their lives more interesting. I love to inspire curiosity through my work, so that people—especially women—want to learn about themselves. My last documentary called Roja Creciente talks about how women change throughout their lives—always guided by the moon. ★
Luna Aguera is a Paris-based poet, healer, and artist.
Luna wears her own clothes.