Modern Day Miracles is an installation comprising 7 lenticular photographic images, an interactive sound installation using hypersonic speakers, and a book printed in a limited edition of 500. In this work, I collaborated with Julian Treasure of The Sound Agency to create the sound installation.
A dedicated website, printed cards and advertisements placed in London-wide publications, invited anecdotal evidence of modern-day miracles. The installation is based entirely on these testimonies. Each image is compiled from 6 layered photographs. This lenticular format offers the viewer the impression of lips moving as they walk by the installation, as if in whispered prayer. At the same time, the viewer will experience the suggestion of hushed voices and collaged layers of directional sound. The photographs are displayed on a shallow curve so that the overall set of images envelops the viewer in an apparent communion. The work aims to examine whether 'miracles' that occur in contemporary life are perceived as a divine intervention, or fate, or merely coincidence by those who have witnessed them. Drawing together such disparate motives raises interesting questions about our systems of belief.