the pantheist

 

As a filmmaker Roger Thorp has collaborated with painter Jesse Leroy Smith on a project exploring shifting creeds and ethnicity. On the closing night of The Waking Path they previewed ‘The Pantheist’, a series of 7 animated paintings made on copper.  From abstract colour human heads emerge, defined through cultural and religious iconography only to dissolve amidst relentless pigment and light. The films formed a projected installation in the Turrell Skyspace.