During the recent Artscape Festival in Sweden, Faith XLVII teamed up with Lyall Sprong to create an immersive site specific installation set deep in the Värmland forest. Depicting the moon glowing and rotating within the tall trees, this piece is another example of how the South African-born artist is stepping further away from the classic street/urban art niche.
The artists describe the piece as a “homage to our great timekeepers and the ancient internal rhythms that predate the construct of time, an ode to our connection with the external forces that define us.” Astronomy Nova was created by projecting an image of a rotating Earth’s only permanent natural satellite on a round canvas, which created an illusion of a levitating object glowing between the trees. The entire piece has been nicely put into context in this captivating video shot by the ChopEmDownFilms crew.
After this installation, Faith XLVII will be joining Inka Kendzia and Manthe Ribane for a multi-disciplinary installation/performance at the opening of the UrbanNation Museum in Berlin this weekend.