The Body Of Light
Single-channel Video & Installation

This is the foundation of The Omen Project. Following the 'Trinity' nuclear test at the Alamogordo test range in New Mexico J Robert Oppenheimer remarked on this momentous occasion quoting the Bhagavad-Gita saying, "I have become death, destroyer of worlds" and the world would never be the same again as humanity gained the power to destroy the world. The Body Of Light is the alpha and the omega of The Omen Project. Trinity and all the following explosions being signals pooring forth from the Earth to the rest of the Universe - 'Warning, here there be Dragons.' Hiroshima and Nagasaki releasing thousands of screams reverberating across the darkness of space, filling the void with its horror. So apropriate then that the first reports of Aliens and UFOs was at Roswell, New Mexico where the first Nuclear arsenal was warehoused. Equaly appropriate that the Japenese creat a monster, Godzilla, to represent this madness.

  • The Body Of Light, slide series of 10, 1998
  • The Body Of Light, series of 5, Polaroid, 2003
  • Deep Black Incantation #1 (shadows video), 2001
  • Nuclear Shadows Wall Paper installation
  • Body of Light bookshelf:
    • The Body Of Light, book cutout #1 (On Thermal Nuclear War), 1997
    • J. Robert Oppenheimer, A Life Inside The Center, biography (Hard Cover)
    • The Bhagavad-Gita (paper back), opened to quote
    • Framed photograph of the first moments of the 'Trinity' explosion in 1945
    • Framed photograph of J. Robert Oppenheimer in 1950





"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."  




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