Documenting the Apocalypse

Even if threatened with an impending apocalypse I don’t think I’d get it together to get these blog posts out in a more timely fashion… still, better to be doing than writing about doing eh?

Late last year artist extraordinaire Michael Takeo Magruder had an awesome solo show entitled De/coding the Apocalypse at Somerset House, Kings College London. The exhibition was a fascinating look at our continued fascination with the idea of the apocalypse and exploring the Book of Revelations’ prophecies in the context of a modern, science and technology-driven society. There’s a good interview about it here.

For those who weren’t able to make the show, fear not! I recently started putting together some short videos documenting each of the installations, the first two of which are available to view below – they feature video footage from myself and a few snippets from a short documentary piece by Crane.tv, as well as photographs by Jana Chiellino and David Steele. Enjoy, more coming soon…

A New Jerusalem from Michael Takeo Magruder on Vimeo.

The Horse as Technology from Michael Takeo Magruder on Vimeo.

About Emma Puente

A believer in having many strings to one’s bow, I am a freelance video producer, ESL tutor, and gardener based in the West Midlands and I am always looking for new projects and opportunities. I’ve yet to find one that combines all three of these things, so if you have something like that for me you might just make my day. ^_^ Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com
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