Amun, who hears the prayer, who comes at the cry of the poor and distressed… Beware of him!
The Egyptians are entering a city crowded with manga characters. It is a parade from Ancient Egyptian, still in power. There is propaganda for the God Amun. The crowd have mixed feelings about it. The city is neither Thebes, Tokyo or Montreal and the time is not determined. The rhythm is intense and the crowd movement follow the beats.
3D Animation / Video
Amun, who hears the prayer, who comes at the cry of the poor and distressed…Beware of him! The title is an excerpt from The Leiden Hymns, a Papyrus dated 1238 BC. This piece is a collage of 3D animation I created and found video footage. I researched the evolution of printed manga from traditional style like Osamu Tezuka’s earlier works to Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Gekiga “anti-manga”, which is a rejection of the manga conventions. This doubt that helps an artist evolve is a major part of my practice, I see this doubt as a force that helps an artist move forward, the evolution of style of Osamu Tezuka and the rejection of the norms by Yoshihiro Tatsumi are good examples of self-driven creativity as results of doubts.
Following my many years of interests in Ancient Egypt, and feeling that my doubts in life are similar to the era of Akhenaten in it’s transitions of gods from multiple gods with Amun as the main god, to Aten as the unique god. My project is in some ways like if Ancient Egypt never left power.