The fifth sun

Many creation myths speak of a universe that operates in great cycles. A coming and going of people through a rhythm of creation and destruction. The Mesoamerican people state that there has been four such cycles [or suns] since the dawn of the human race and that we now dwell within the fifth sun or epoch. 

The Fifth Sun speaks of our relationship to our world. By depicting it as a large suspended drum or ‘Daff’ as it is called in Saudi Arabia. The impacts of ink onto the surface of this world are the markings left by our actions upon our planet, causing it to shake and reverberate across an illustrated landscape. 

Our current time, the fifth sun, is a time of movement. It is said to be the time when the earth will rattle. A time when one man will sacrifice another in the hopes that the earth may be silenced. War, conflict, greed and the rapid destruction of our environment all cause The Fifth Sun to rumble still. 

Part of the safar group show curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. 

Mixed media installation of Ink on hemp fabric 2.2 meter diameter artwork + video projection with sound, 9 minutes, 44 seconds.

Music by: Mary Rapp

 

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Ink on hemp fabric and polymer clay sculptures. 40cm diameter each.