Lantern projections to lure us human moths
Watch this latest insider video about Eyeview (extra)ordinary . In this third video feature, we hear from Sean Harris, the lead artist behind The Cave Hunters and the Truth Machine, with lantern projections inspired by William Pengelly and the local remains of ancient beasts. This is guaranteed surprise and wonder!
"I have always been fascinated by the microscopic surfaces of rocks and bones... The Cave Hunters and the Truth Machine will be a product of my increasing fascination with cave palaeontology, at the heart of which lies specimens like this one here at Torquay Museum which is a hyaena skull, about 35,000-40,000 years old. Their not just bones, they're little vessels of truth with extraordinary stories attached.
This work is enabled by moving images, sometimes with sound, sometimes I use clockwork animation devices to make images move... they have a sound and a sort of feel of their own... but equally I use digital media as well.
I'd say if there is one thread that's gone through all of my work, it's the preoccupation with gems, with glowing lights in the dark. Once you become accustomed to it, you start to see the specks of light within the detail of it and in great part this is what the physical manifestation of my work tends to be... My lantern projections are to lure us human moths.
I hope people will come to this with an open mind, I hope they will be surprised by it. I hope it will generate a sense of wonder." - Sean Harris. Animator, film maker and visual artist. Commissioned as part of Eyeview (extra)ordinary 7-16 June 2019.
The Cave Hunters and the Truth Machine will be held inside the 200-year-old All Saints Church in Brixham as part of the 10-day Eyeview (extra)ordinary programme from the 7-16 June 2019. Free to visit. Everyone welcome. More info: https://eye-view.org.uk/extraordinary-events-listings/the-cave-hunters-and-the-truth-machine