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Over Saturn's Limb

Since graduating from Elam with a BFA in 2007, I have explored the use of post production methodologies to explore and subvert various ideas. Over Saturn\'s Limb explores the realm between the happening and the aftermath. 

A persistent fixation with Saturn has been with me ever since peering through a sharp telescope and seeing its instantly recognizable form. Being one of the stranger heavenly bodies, it seems to be shrouded in unanswered phenomena and mythic elegance; a supposedly weightless planet, an unexplained hexagonal storm, a liquid ocean, strong seasonal tilts, disappearing rings.

In rare NASA documented images, a meek Earth rests over the limb of Saturn, creating an ethereal connectivity. Over Saturn’s Limb hangs in the realm between occurrence and aftermath. Objects and characters are suspended in an abyss, connected by the same spatial event described through colour and extraterrestrial light. Rendered strange by the effects of an unknown happening, they lilt in a ritualistic scene, taking on multitudinous forms.

The environment is transformed before us, a re-imagining. A stage of science fiction; terrestrial beings affected extraterrestrial.

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