Throughout history empires have been built; but not matter how strong and mighty, all eventually fall. It is an endless cycle. Just like the passing of seasons, things are always changing, but invariably, always remain the same.
This is the theme of Anthony Aziz and Samuel Cucher's latest exhibition at the Gazelli Art House. Life and work partners, Aziz and Cucher first met at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. They are considered pioneers in the field of digital imaging, and were one of the first to use Adobe Photoshop to produce professional photographic art.
Time of The Empress will run between the 17th January - 9th March, and explores the cyclical make-up of history, both in politics and in nature. For example, their on-going project, Some People is an accumulation of works that depict progress within a static society - or perhaps stasis in a progressive society. The newest installation in this project consists of four videos struggling to find a purpose within the unending madness occurring in the Middle East.
Large flat screens hand from the ceiling and show animated drawings on a continuous loop: Buildings are constructed, and are then disintegrate before your eyes. Raised to the sky, raised to the ground, raised to the sky, raised to the ground. Just like empires. Just like Babel.
Scenapse, on the other hand, is a series of photographic manipulations. Images of trees, water, and flowers are altered to create different textures and moods. They transform from real life images to impressionistic paintings.