This desired constellation could be seen as an atemporal interplay of mechanical and natural.
Monira Al Qadiri’s ‘Travel Prayer’ juxtaposes footage of camel race with a voice reading a traditional travel prayer. Because of laws in Saudi Arabia prohibiting the use of children as camel jockeys, each camel is outfitted with a small remote-controlled whipping machine on their back. The pain of the majestic animal is reflected in its face and movement, as it is running aimlessly towards oblivion.
Birk Marcus Hansen’s series of flags is dedicated to Europa, the smallest of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons. Since the dawn of time, Earth has been shaped by huge migrations. Now that mankind has ventured into space, however, our future may lie beyond our own planet. What might be an appropriate design for a flag representing a geographic area outside Earth’s atmosphere?
In Gray Tank, Inspection, Theodore Sefcik has combined his distinctive hand-drawn designs and physics-based animation tools with new color processing techniques. The result is a richly textured window into an artificial world teeming with life. The presentation offers a dreamy journey through a menagerie of primordial machines, jumbo bacteria, dangling amphibians, and floating garbage.
Artists: Monira Al Qadiri, Birk Marcus Hansen, Theodore Sefcik