Genesis-deGenesis diptych work draws inspiration from the biblical narrative of the creation of the world, as recounted in the Book of Genesis. Through pictorial, sculptural, theatrical and cinematographic means, I symbolically “recreate” day by day the act of creation and then once created, each object is used, consumed. But the story is interpreted in two parallel directions: from beginning to end, and conversely from end to beginning. The two narrative inversions are linear yet looped so as to erase any beginning or end. God creates his world and populates the empty space through the painting of flora and fauna. A parallel is drawn between the biblical god’s speech and the act of painting.
This video diptych work, 2 videos filmed in UHD each, is a mix of video and stop-motion. It was produced in several stages. The first step was to build a cinema set, then to paint on the set while filming and at times move painted objects in the set and photograph the result. Genesis-deGenesis is the result of a long editing process to bring the stills together with the video.
Genesis-deGenesis, 2017, video diptych, UHD each, ed. 6+2 A.P., 2 Units: left: 15min, right: 15min
Genesis, 2017, C-print, ed. 3+2A.P., 30.4x108cm
Story-board, 2016, ink and watercolor on paper, 29.9x42cm
Genesis, 2017, C-print, ed. 3+2A.P., sizes either 63x112 or 90x160cm depending on photos