Anon. is a surrealist site-specific living installation. Featuring luminous beings projected as living sculptures on to the front of the building they are present within.
The glow-in-the-dark-individuals, each installed in a tableaux of solitary existence, glow under the flashing lights of the artist’s cameras. In order to trigger the living sculptures luminosity, throughout the night Walter & Zoniel perpetually photograph the reflective subjects who have been coated with a highly reflective covering only visible under flash photography. The stream of abstract images taken are then projected onto the windows above the installation forming a live wall of rolling imagery, viewed from the street and online.
The installation is a reflection upon the human condition and our relationship to the modern world, themes that Walter & Zoniel often explore in their work. The artist duo is renowned for presenting questions within their art, using the surreal and light hearted to evoke thought. The playful spirit of this fantastical piece provides a basis to pose much deeper questions around isolation within our society, our relationships to digital media, obsessions with photography and our cultural relationships towards ageing. The contrast of the fluorescent geriatrics and teenagers coming to life under the flashlight, juxtaposed against the stream of digital imagery is designed to be both beautiful and thought provoking.