SEVEN BILLION NAMES OF GOD...ALL TRUE could be described as an ambient film painting. Filmed within the beauty of the Louvre...a cathedral, different people, looking up at the same ceiling. One moment of art appreciation becomes eleven minutes of considered nuance of the experience. The absorption of art by the crowd, the sensory echo of adoration. In this mid pandemic world it's good to remember this.
Seven Billion features in Beyond Ourselves, a mixed online exhibition at Anima Mundi Gallery in St Ives until 2021. Earlier exhibitions include CAST in Cornwall, Wells Art Contemporary at the Bishop's Palace in Wells and Freezone Studios in Copenhagen using 5:1 surround sound for the first time.
Here are a few comments about the work:
“Not many works of art engage me and make me feel something like this”
"Just like his other work, Seven Billion Names of God opens up space for thought. There’s no specific emotion, but an emptiness where ideas arrive unexpectedly. Tme gets altered.”
“Fantastic and beautiful - Seven Billion Names of God is completely mesmerising.”
“I love this work, like looking into a fire, being absorbed by its energy. An ecstatic moment….”
“We each saw something different but came to find the same beauty…”
Video and audio: Dur 11.01. Filmed in the Louvre, Paris in 2012