:: The Voice Project ::

About the Project    Progress    Plans    Sketches

The Voice Project is an initiative from Bruce Rimell to create a large-scale multi-panel visionary mural – entitled 'The Voice - Song of the Land' – expressing the hidden mythologies, imaginal shimmerings and psychogeographic voices of the Island of Britain that he lives on. Drawing from over twenty years of researches, readings and wild wanderings into the archaeology and native mythologies of Britain, as well as expressing some of the urban visionary legends of the modern day, The Voice seeks to amplify and communicate the forgotten prehistoric voices enfolded into Britain's ancient landscapes, and explores everything strange, romantic, esoteric, wild and mythical about this shimmering, sceptred island.

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This 13-panel, 33-ft long Dual Image artwork is Bruce's visionary love letter to his native home. The Voice springs from a wealth of sources, whether personal visions of the artist, the venerable ancestral song that is Welsh mythology or the surprising artefacts uncovered by archaeologists in recent history. Bruce aims to create a unified numinous vision of this Island as ancient and profoundly beautiful, enfolding layers of imagery from the ancestral past to the shamanic future, from the wild beginnings of this island's art and vision to the graffiti-laden urban spaces of the modern day.

Hear Me I Speak

The Voice is being created in the Dual Image Medium, a technique unique to Bruce's artistic practice. In this medium, two images are created upon a single canvas surface: one image is visible under daylight conditions while another, different painted image appears only under ultraviolet illumination. See Bruce's Day, Night & Hidden Light brochure for more details. Begun in 2010, the project is expected to be completed in 2020, a ten-year odyssey whose principal motivation has transformed over the life of the initiative, from a loosely-conceived attempt to bring the global visionary art movement to Britain, to a more lucid focus upon the production of a stunning, large-scale 'flagship' artwork detailing everything unique about Bruce's arts practice, media, subject matter and artistic soul.

Voice Project Image Line

From hunter-gatherer to flying saucer, visionary machine elf to forest sprite, Bran the Blessed and Taliesin, the secret of the dolmen, the little people of the wilderness, forgotten deities of the Romano-Celtic past, Megalithic Magic and the lost worlds found in place names and ancestral folk tales, The Voice will express an Imaginal Voice of the Land translated into a Glowing Dual Image World of Experience. Come and see. Look beyond. What voices do you hear?...

 

About the Project    Progress    Plans    Sketches

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