722 - 481 BC is the title of the newest collaborative work from artist Faith47 and Lyall Sprong of South African designer-maker consultancy Thingking. This large mural, situated in the heart of Manchester’s northern district pays homage to human intimacy as well asserting support for LGBT rights.
The mural is brought to life at night with a geometric light installation exploring shadows as something other than the mere absence of light. A symbolic interpretation of the “gay friendly area” sign lights up on an adjacent wall.
This artwork forms part of the Cities of Hope Mural Project in which the work of each artist is matched to a local grassroots organisation. Faith’s artwork serves as a potential catalyst for a dialogue between the Partisan Collective in Manchester and the Triangle Project based in South Africa.
The mural also forms part of Faith’s ongoing series, 7.83hz.
“Relationships rise and fall, societies blossom and crumble,” says Faith47. “The profound connectedness between us creates and destroys life. We are sensitive and caring, yet at the same time vulnerable and cruel. The foundation of the 7.83hz project is recognizing this duality as well as the profound weight of our interconnectedness.”
Video by Zane Meyer of Chop Em Down Films