Lenticular print mounted on aluminium
110 cm x 42.5 cm
Signed and numbered
Edition of 40 + 10 APs
The projected videos begin with an animation of an ocean created using the tool Ocean Modifier available in the open source software Blender that allows users to simulate, generate and deform ocean surface. In the video, the ocean is purple which is the color warning that appears in the rendered image when there is an error with the simulation. The animation then blends into a digitally manipulated image of J.M.W. Turner’s 1840 painting Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On). The original work depicts the drowning of 133 slaves by the captain of the British slave ship, Zong, to claim compensation for these ‘goods’ under the salvage clause of the ship’s insurance policy.
This lenticular print is composed of two stills from the work Typhoon Coming On. As the viewer sees the print from different angles it reveals one image, that then smoothly blends into the other.
Special thanks to Amira Gad, my curator at Serpentine Galleries for this collaboration!