Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Monomyth @ Seven

I have been very busy in London town i have just finished working with Patrick Collier on The Monomyth with Transition Collective base in London. If your in London its well worth a look at Seven at Brixton, 7 Market Row, SW9 8LB London.

We both share a fascination with modern and classical mythologies. This collaborative installation explores the hero myth. Universal motifs of adventure and transformation are employed in a multi-faceted visual homage to Campbell's concept of the 'monomyth', which has served as a cultural framework for countless contemporary narratives.

The intricately laser cut imagery of the sculptural rings are inspired by the Book of Revelations and the opening of the Seven Seals, bringing forth the Horsemen of Conquest, War, Famine, Death before the final end of the world.

Screen printed illustrations evoke the narrative of the hero's adventure, depicting the archetypal characters and their gifts, knowledge and tests to be encountered along the way: the wise old man, the goddess, the trickster, herald and villain. Above looms the belly of the whale - an unknown void that threatens to swallow the hero but ultimately represents a sphere of rebirth.


Claire said...

Looks brilliant Lee, and sounds very interesting. Fair play to both of you for the show AND the work.

How long is the show on for? I'd love to see it.

The site of the collective has some lovely images too. Fascinating!

emma rowe said...

Wow! interesting themes, will check it out more, well done lee

lee pitman said...

Thanks : ) here is the whole thing in photos:

Claire said...

Woa, the seven seals piece is amazing!

Jane O Sullivan said...

hi lee , I remember you from the heartsstrings zine , good to see your working away . This is a very interesting area for your work to make itself hey!
....myths are so open to our inspirations and more than ever I believe we are looking for meaning .

****Go Lee and Patrick :)
Please comment /contribute to the zine call above ,would be awesome to get everyone together on one publication hey.