722 – 481 BC, Manchester, 2016
722 – 481 BC is the newest collaborative work from Faith47 and Lyall Sprong of Thingking.
This large mural, situated in the heart of Manchester’s northern district, pays homage to human intimacy as well as asserting support for LGBT rights.
The mural is brought to life at night, with a geometric light installation exploring shadows as not merely the absence of light. A symbolic interpretation of the ‘gay friendly area’ sign lights up on an adjacent wall.
This artwork forms part of the Cities of Hope Mural Project, in which the work of each artist is matched to a local grassroots organisation. Faith47’s artwork serves as a potential catalyst for a dialogue between the Partisan Collective in Manchester and the Triangle Project based in South Africa.
The mural also forms part of Faith47’s ongoing series, 7.83 Hz. “Relationships rise and fall; societies blossom and crumble,” says Faith47. “The profound connectedness between us creates and destroys life. We are sensitive and caring, yet at the same time vulnerable and cruel. The foundation of the 7.83 Hz project is recognising this duality, as well as the profound weight of our interconnectedness.”
Thanks to Chop ‘Em Down Films for the video.