I Am the Wave, the Particle, the Light
Digital animation / projection
2:42 min. (looped)
I Am the Wave, the Particle, the Light is a digital animation that was designed to be projected in the apse of Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City. The video, inspired by the drawing Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, shows a naked Jesus suspended in the air in the pose of his Crucifixion. As the animation proceeds, Jesus begins to rotate on three distinct axes, speeding up uncontrollably until he emits a brilliant light and eventually slowing down to reach his original floating position. The title of the animation references both the Bible verse John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life”, and the fact that light exhibits qualities of both waves and particles at the same time. The projection refers to this wave-particle duality as a means of exploring Jesus as a man and a god at the same time, both physical and spiritual. The animation is accompanied by the music of Alessandro Morreschi, the last castrato to sing in the Vatican and the only (unnatural) castrato to have been recorded singing (1902-04). The animation was created by Phil Bonner for Robert Waters.