THE ANOINTING WATER VERSION 1.0

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The Anointing Water Version 1.0 is a non lens based visualisation produced as part of Under the Influence. The image became the focal point for a solo show at Oonagh Young Gallery, in which the 3d render was re-imagined as an illusory light installation involving an SLA 3d print created from the geometry used in the still photo of the water bottle. The aim of the installation was to expand upon the concept of ambiguity, integral to Under the Influence, and to achieve this through a play upon realism. The 3d render was recreated in real life, taking on the appearance of a 2d image projected onto the gallery wall, however it actually existed as a sculptural object recessed into a temporary wall fixture. The behind the scenes images below show a lighting test prior to the exhibition installation, alongside particles tests during the production of The Anointing Water Version 1.0.   


The exhibition at Oonagh Young Gallery was genuine, however all official documentation of the show was replaced with 3d architectural renders of an imagined event, built in software to the exact measurements of the real space. Every detail was individually designed, curated and rendered... sponsorship graphics, festival catalogue, light switches, bricks, cracks, cement floor, cupboards, paint, LED lighting, plastics etc. The photorealistic representation was immediately accepted as the official installation documentation, disseminated as such and reviewed without question. The stills and moving image on this page never existed, however the digital trace of a show appears alive.  

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Dominic is a London based visual artist and graduate from the Royal College of Art  

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