Supreme Believers II is a moving image artwork by Universal Everything featuring a dancer caught within a CGI hurricane. The figure struggles to make their way across a sparse, grassy landscape, seemingly battling the elements as they beat them back. The body starts to decompose, surrendering to the invisible physical forces, as the figure disappears into a cascade of particles. The work is an exploration of movement within a virtual space and the expression of forces and its impact on the body. The form of the subject becomes secondary as the colours and textures drawn from the body become the part of the expression of energy made visible.
Supreme Believers was first shown at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris in 2011 and has been updated for Universal Everything’s solo exhibition Fluid Bodies at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul in 2018.