Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on


Sondra Perry 
£950 (+ VAT)
Typhoon coming on, 2018
Lenticular print mounted on aluminium 
110 cm x 42.5 cm 
Signed and numbered 
Edition of 40 + 10 APs

This print is Sondra Perry's first Limited Edition and is based on the artist's first solo exhibition in Europe, which took place at the Serpentine Galleries in 2018. She created an immersive environment with a newly conceived soundscape to accompany her animation Typhoon coming on (2018).

The projected videos begin with an animation of an ocean that the artist created using the tool Ocean Modifier available in the open source software Blender that allows users to simulate, generate and deform ocean surface. In her video, the ocean is purple as is the colour warning that appears on the software when there is an error with the simulation. The animation then blends into a digitally manipulated image of J.M.W. Turner’s 1840 painting Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On). The original work depicts the drowning of 133 slaves by the captain of the British slave ship, Zong, to claim compensation for these ‘goods’ under the salvage clause of the ship’s insurance policy.

This lenticular print is composed of two stills from the work Typhoon Coming On. As the viewer sees the print from different angles it reveals one image, that then smoothly blends into the other.