21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

[Ella introduces artist Louis Schreyer]

Louis:

I was thinking about faith and how religion used to control

us in a way using fear and faith. Faith used to define our

future, because having faith you can live your everyday

life with a positive direction and when religion kind of lost

power and governments took over. Therefore our behavior,

our everyday is also directed by money. That capitalistic

realism that we take these processes, those values behind

capitalism, and they become our behavior. So rather than

loving our next, or something, that would be a religious

doctrine and now doctrines are to profit from each other.

So I wanted to see how visual language can do this.

These posters are in our everyday visions and they are kind

of visual noise that we have. We have to deal with something

we didn’t choose, and that has a very big subconscious

impact on us and our future. They create our future.

[claps]

Ella:

Louis:

How did you take these ads? I really wanted to know.

There are different ways getting them.

[laughs]

Louis:

On the Piccadilly line, you can slide them out of the top,

because there is a slit, and on the other lines you kind

of need to put them on the side and put them out,

they are really sharp.

[laughs]

Alexandra:

Louis:

How do you choose them?

Well the project started off with a project in Israel actually.

I started taking them down for that exhibition, and that

was about language and how information is based

on the transmitter and receiver so if I say something with

an intention you might get that intention but you will

interpret it based on your experiences and your knowledge