A Dundee artist who made a short animation satirising Brexit has had his piece selected for an international exhibition.
Gary M Gowans, programme director of Graphic Design at DJCAD, created a one minute and eight seconds video clip showing a clock hand unable to reach the hour.
The piece, called Et in Arcadia Ego, which is Latin for Even in Arcadia, There I Am, is intended to be a commentary on the current parliamentary debate surrounding Brexit.
It will be shown at the 24th Biennale of Satire and Humour in Art, at an exhibition called Dimensions of Publicness hosted by the Museum of Humour and Satire in Bulgaria.
Gary said the clip is based on a real clock.
He explained: “The inspiration for the piece came from a malfunctioning clock I found at the college and rescued. It now sits in my office.
“It has a second hand that continuously struggles to reach the hour.
“Day after day it heroically climbs from the half-hour mark for about eight seconds then flops back like a compass needle pointing south.
“It’s in a perpetual state of inertia. I thought it was an ideal visual metaphor for the current state of affairs in Westminster.
“I found it quite amusing, in light of the headlines we’ve had recently.
“I’m delighted that the piece has been picked, it’s always wonderful when you get affirmation of your work.
“I’m hoping that people will see the humour in it and that it will raise a wry smile.”
The exhibition runs from 17 May – 30 September, 2019 in the Bulgarian city of Gabrovo.
Gary’s animation is named after a work by the French baroque artist Nicolas Poussin, depicting an idealised landscape in which a group of shepherds is examining an austere tomb.
The artist previously made national headlines with a Star Wars-themed spoof animation involving the V&A Dundee building, which went viral.
The short clip that sees the Millennium Falcon spaceship shoot from the roof of the V&A Dundee, before being chased by enemy TIE fighters as the film’s heroic droid R2-D2 looks on.
Gary’s video, which was his first ever post on Facebook got more than 300,000 views within 48 hours.