Abyss Eternal: This digital animation starts with a plaster of Paris mold of his face. The product, a cast in wax slowly melts in a pot on the cooker. Sadek records the process in periodic intervals with a digital camera. He animates the resultant images and produces a continuous cycle of creation/annihilation. We are hypnotised by the translucent rigid face as it arises from nothingness into full being then disintegrates into nothingness again and again. This work eloquently captures the notions of transience, the soul as essence and the self as material, continuously constructed, transformed and regenerated. The different media in Sadek’s project all come together to perfectly create a vision which has no external equivalent, one that translates, things which are invisible.

Abyss from nader sadek on Vimeo.