The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World

The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World
(was titled ‘fog vortex’ for the Images Festival 2013)

mixed media installation [HD video, sound, 16mm loop, projected light, archival magazine]

Best Canadian Work Jury Prize at the WNDX FesTival of Moving Image in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Inspired by the 12 vile vortices as coined by Ivan T. Sanderson in his 1972 article “The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World”, this recent work documents an imagined rift in the landscape where time and space fold in upon themselves.  Believed to be sites plagued by magnetic anomalies and other unexplained phenomena, the 12 vile vortices roughly correlate to the shape of triangles (the most famous being the Bermuda Triangle and the Dragon’s Triangle (Devil’s Sea)). The vortices are distributed equidistant around the globe with five located on a latitude near the Tropic of Capricorn, five near the Tropic of Cancer, and one each at either of the Poles. Together they form the vertices of an icosahedron. A mixed media piece consisting of multiple projections, the work hints at these geographic anomalies and seeks to place viewers literally inside one of these twelve vortices.

Special thanks to the Images Festival, LIFT, Adán De La Garza, Serena Lee, Tobias Fike, Pablo de Ocampo & Scott Miller Berry!!

press release (pdf) for exhibition at WARC Gallery in Toronto (Aprill/May 2013) as part of the Images Festival, 2013

Cinema Scope online, “Between the Walls: Images Festival 2013” Review of The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World’ (was titled fog vortex) exhibition at the Images Festival 2013 by Michael Sicinski, 2013

Documentation from the Images Festival 2013 – Exhibition at WARC Gallery in Toronto: