John Kannenberg is an artist and Director of The Museum of Portable Sound, London's #1 Portable Museum.

Twelve Hours of Infinity: Amduat

Twelve Hours of Infinity: Amduat

Twelve Hours of Infinity: Amduat was an exhibition of drawings at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology that ran from March - July of 2012. 

The works in this exhibition were created via a rigorously imprecise drawing method coupled with a disciplined approach to sonic observation and documentation, the same used in One Hundred Hours of Infinity. Depicting a series of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the drawings in this exhibition take The Amduat as their inspiration, an ancient Egyptian text chronicling the journey taken by the sun during the twelve hours of night time before being reborn each morning at sunrise.

The drawings add up to twelve hours of drawing time. Three of the drawings are made with black charcoal, and three are made with red crayon – this echoes the ancient Egyptians' names for the two lands making up Egypt on either side of the Nile, the Red Land (desert) and the Black Land (the fertile soil of the Delta).

 

An Hour of Infinity

An Hour of Infinity

One Hundred Hours of Infinity

One Hundred Hours of Infinity