A Season in Hell: Fall/ Winter 2012

Matthew Noel-Tod

Research output: Non-textual outputDigital or Visual Products


A Season in Hell: Fall/ Winter 2012 is an animated video billboard for Canary Wharf Underground Station. In a blazing inferno turns an image of the world orbited by four cartoon children. Encircling the globe is the Latin palindrome; In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (We go in circles into the night, we are consumed by fire). The phrase is originally attributed to the behaviour of moths around fire. In A Season in Hell: Fall/ Winter 2012 the children are in constant movement, never landing, never leaving. Purgatory is overwritten by the ecstasy of the spectacle. The video employs CGI and live action to make an infinitely looping 'moving image'. The piece was a public art commission by Lux for Art on the Underground. It was on display between November and December 2012.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLUX; Art on the Underground; Canary Wharf screen
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2012
Eventother - Canary Wharf Screen, Canary Wharf Underground Station, London 6 November – 2 December 2012
Duration: 6 Nov 2012 → …


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