As part of a University module, I created this typographical light installation, with the aim of distorting the original perception of Cassius Clay's immortal words. To see a quick demonstration of the work, watch the following:

Cassius Clay, a man of strength both physically and mentally in his prime, with a mouth that bites as hard as his punches. This project asked me to strip all that away.

Portraying Cassius' famous words "I am the greatest" in a weak, broken and non threatening manner, this installation plays on the use of a distorted audio file of Cassius' poem based on his quote "I am the greatest" and relays it through light signals sent through cracked tiled glass. The result is an illumination of weakness, portraying vulnerability in those same words, had he not had the confidence and skills to have gotten away with using them.


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