ABRACADABRA

Abracadabra

ABRACADABRA – the magic word, a simple solution of apparently unsolvable phenomena – was originally an incantation providing protection and healing. Synonymous with the Gnostic Abraxas, the word would be spoken while carved or written in line with it’s hebrew translation I create (A’bra) what (ca) I speak (dab’ra).

This body of work centers around a 8mm film shot in 2010, of the amulet being tattooed onto the arm of my partner. Using photography and printmaking, the exhibition created  space around the work, using performance and interaction to code modern spells that mimic the repetition, structure and pattern of an ancient process. Together the work explores themes of language, translation, process and code across methods and mediums.

This exhibition took place 31 August -7 September 2013, Glasgow Project Room


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