Sacred Eight

 

Eight steel tombs and lighting installation.

Each tomb made for Kubisa's body with her body outlined in gold and silver leaf on Perspex.  

Death, time passing, personal memories and historical time frames are reflected. Each

tomb responded to and investigation and 

experiments that had a profound affect on Kubisa. The memory of which she will take with her to her own death

 

The outline of her head and torso appears on each tomb. The microscopic artwork from the selected archive is reconstructed in layers using unusual translucent and transparent light capturing materials

Collecting Memories

 

Six steel box with light and a salt surface for the public to draw into responding to colour to trigger memory. Drawn and then erased by the next participant. (Salt is an essential component in the brain for memory to work. 

Kubisa's research Neuroscience residency 2002)

Forensic Archive

Directly on the floor placed 180 archive forms and fragment 

 

Interior projections

 

Microscope experiment artworks projected onto the interior architecture.

 

ʻTreasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a Cityʼ

Sacred Eight Tombs

Collecting Memories

Portsmouth Cathedral site-specific

Large scale prints

 

Microscope confocal laser artworks, texts of participant memories, texts of historian information, the archive list with object, place, date, historian and, participant

Materials: 

Perspex, gels, photo acetates, paper words, gold & silver leaf,  household transparent items, crystals, florescent lighting, LED’s, UV, lense, pigments, glitter, rice, salt and paint on steel light box


Sacred Eight and Collecting Memories was voted for best exhibition 2008 in the south of England by the public. Funded by Portsmouth City Council. 

2007-2011 ʻTreasure Island: A Forensic Investigation of a Cityʼ Arts Council and SEEDA Arts + Development and Final Award for Innovation. Public art

Partners: Portsmouth City Council. Development Award - £10,000 and Final Award - £50,000; Project Patron - £25.000; Historians - support in kind.

© Seran Kubisa 2019