Animated Words


Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia, 2006

Inspired by the Islamic tradition of had, wherein artists carefully concealed an image within written text or a sentence, Animated Words bestows movement on such images. Activating them on a rotating axis so that the text and its meaning becomes apparent only momentarily, the written text in the piece also becomes its image. As the animation progresses, the image and written meaning part, becoming other imagery, until the rotation is completed once more and the written word and the representation meet again.