What would it feel like if our city was engulfed by water?

This art installation was displayed at King’s Cross in London during the 3rd Lumiere London or Winter Lights festival. Granary Square was virtually flooded with waves of etheneral blue light to get people thinking about global warming and rising sea levels as well as how we can use water in positive ways, such as generating electricity. The work was also accompanied by a piece of music to listen to on a phone.


2016-2018. LEDs, software, lenses, humidity and a site specific location design.

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The Barbican – Richard Mosse Interview from Christie on Vimeo.

I was struck by the visual effect of a military thermal camera used in this video installation by an Irish artist Richard Mosse and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten. It anonimised and dehumanised the victims of Syrian crisis even further, stripping them of their individuality, presenting them as bodies and numbers in cold monochrome. Yet it also brought their aliveness out in an incomparable way. Sensitive to heat, this heavy-weight camera accentuates or invades the spirit of life and conflict more than any other technique could. Shots taken from great distances let us, the Western Audience, surveil the movements of people and events unfolding on the shores thousands of kilometers away from us.

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