Dates: Oct 6th 2006 - Nov 4th 2006
For Brighton Photo Biennial, Adel Abdessemed’s animated film God is Design (2005) was projected outwards onto the gallery's windows over Grand Parade, the main thoroughfare of central Brighton that separates the University of Brighton Gallery from the site of the Royal Pavilion buildings. For Brighton Photo Biennial,
Accompanied by a commissioned score by Silvia Ocougne, this resonant work appropriates a number of visual motifs and references, from cells in the human body, through Jewish and Islamic symbols to western geometric painting and North African abstract patterns, brought together in a collision of codes and styles. Recalling his earlier work The Green Book, in which Abdessemed invited people of different nationalities to write down the lyrics of their national anthem in their own hand, God is Design builds a kind of visual Esperanto, which subtly eradicates any single regime of signs and symbols.
A University of Brighton Gallery Exhibition in association with Brighton Photo Biennial.