Babel

A large scale digital drawing on plain paper depicting a scene from the the movie titled ‘The Sheik’ 1918 starring Rudolph Valentino.

Using Stuart Hall’s Reception Theory as a starting point, the artwork engages in a conversation with the viewer about how it should be decoded.  The entire images has been constructed using sword motifs, that only come into view as the viewer moves closer to it and considers the roots of current conflicts.   Modular poster prints pasted to a wall. Dimensions variable

Babel detail
Babel detail
Babel
Babel

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