Animated Lightbox Arduino programming by ‘Radiance’ device, developed by Dr Paul Rudman.
In the Geometry of faces we attempt to deduce Origin. Gaia derives from Earth and Metric applies to measurements. Geo-Metric acquires a new significance when applied to facial appearance. The verticality of the forehead and the setting of the eye are purposefully manipulated to create an 'Asiatic' profile. Layers of patterns symbolise historical epochs and habitats. The lines emulate ancient travel routes and underscore the facial construction. I was intrigued by the crossing of the Mediterranean by people from the Middle East. Historically to civilise and presently in desperate need for safety.
The Sea Peoples are a purported seafaring confederation that attacked ancient Egypt and other regions of the East Mediterranean prior to and during the Late Bronze Age collapse (1200–900 BC). Following the creation of the concept in the nineteenth century, it became one of the most famous chapters of Egyptian history, given its connection with, in the words of Wilhelm Max Müller: ‘The most important questions of ethnography and the primitive history of classic nations’. Their origins uncertain, the various Sea Peoples have been proposed to have originated from places that include western Asia Minor, the Aegean, the Mediterranean islands, and Southern Europe.
The work in the Kinesis exhibition is one of five versions of this work: Original drawing; screen print over pen and ink; banner on composite material; velvet banner (embellished by artist Linda Harding) print with Arduino controller (lightbox) electronics by Paul Rudman.