Uwa was going to be an exhibit inside of a MassArt gallery that focused on creating a narrative environment through various art pieces that featured characters I have created and the world they inhabit. This project is inspired by my research into the theology and cosmology of various religions and cultures that have inspired me as an artist throughout the years. Specifically, the Igbo people of Southern Nigeria, Haitian Voudou, and Catholicism. It also deals with themes such as collective consciousness, self vs other, and altered realities.
This would have been executed using projection, AR, video art, illustrations, and paper arts. Animated scenes of a fictitious origin myth I have created would have been projected inside of a preexisting large cube. On the outside of the cube and on the walls would be a mixture of 2d illustrative art, handmade book/paper arts, and video art to supplement the cube and build the world.
Because of COVID-19, the exhibit unfortunately could not be held.
Writings on my research and the general lore of the Uwa world can be found here:
Cube Projection Paintings
Readjustments During COVID