Anon. is asurrealistsite-specificinstallation. Featuringluminous old age pensioners projected as living sculptures on to the front of the Gazelli Art House gallery’s exterior.
Theglow-in-the-dark-grannies, each installed in solitaryexistence, glow undertheflashing lightsoftheartist’scameras. In order to trigger the living sculptures luminosity, throughout the night Walter & Zoniel perpetually photograph the reflective subjects who have been coated witha highly reflectiveSpray 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, remaining present for a matter of minutes before being replaced by the next image. Viewed from the street the installation took over the whole building at night, illuminating Dover Street.
Theinstallationisareflectionuponthehumanconditionandourrelationshiptothemodern world, themes that Walter & Zoniel often explore in their work. The artist duo is renowned for presenting questionswithintheirart,using the surreal and light hearted toevokethought.Theplayfulspiritof 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 contrastof the fluorescent geriatrics coming to life under the flashlight, juxtaposed against the stream of digital imagery is designed to be both beautiful and thought provoking.