Mat Collishaw's <em>The End Of Inocence</em> (2009)

Mat Collishaw's The End Of Inocence (2009)

Mat Collishaw

The End of Innocence flows between two digitally manipulated portraits of Pope Innocent X - one painted by Diego Velázquez in 1650 and its modern reinterpretation by Francis Bacon from 1953. The images continually dissolve and reform to create a striated image that is reminiscent of ‘digital rain’. Halfway between figuration and abstraction this hypnotic work evokes the superficiality of the images generated in an age when everything has become digitalised. This short film shows the work projected on a monumental scale within the cavernous raw space of Dilston Grove in 2012.