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.

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About Emma Puente

I am a freelance artist mainly working with digital video, regularly managing video productions for both organisations and individuals and specialising in the documentation of arts events, exhibitions and performances and interviews, as well as creating my own films. In my own work, I like to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the ‘what if?’ I work with a variety of technologies ranging from high definition broadcast suites to low-cost mobile devices. Clients and employers have included British Library Labs, PQA, NCS The Challenge, Kings College London, Thinktank Science Museum and AL Control Laboratories. I am an independent Arts Award Advisor (trained to Gold level) and have worked with numerous community arts organisations in the UK, sharing my skills with young people interested in media production and the creative industries. I have produced and delivered hundreds of video projects, technology-based workshops and public art events. I also offer services such as media conversion, image editing and occasionally design/illustration work. I have my own equipment and car, and can multi-task like a fiend. Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com Vimeo Facebook LinkedIn
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