Moon Shine is inspired by the unique musical traditions of the Cumberland Plateau. This region is home to a rich storytelling heritage, showcased in historic fiddle tunes, balladry, religious gospel pieces, and other songs passed down as part of a formidable oral tradition. Today, these traditions are threatened by the limitations of a twenty-first-century attention span and the popularity of commercial music. This project celebrates a place and the creative impulses it has fostered over history while seeking to document a disappearing tradition.
—Boillot channels these traditions into a lyrical portrait of a place, and the photographs act as a visual score to mirror musical melody. Her work explores the relationship between what is heard and what is seen, with a tension between mystery and revelation pervading the work.