GALERIE LUCY MACKINTOSH
|Vernissage le samedi 2 février 2008|
Ouverture du 5 février au 15 mars 2008
Acrylic on canvas
182 x 140 cm
The Abyss is a 1989 science fiction film which was written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. In one scene, «Bud» (Ed Harris) wears a suit incorporating a ‘fluid breathing’ system, in order to dive to the bottom of the sea and disarm a nuclear warhead. His wife realises that «Bud» does not have enough breathable liquid to return, and that he had known this from the beginning.
In the film, «Bud», transmits a final message telling his wife he loves her. Just as we think it’s all over, aliens find «Bud» and bring him to their ship. There, they show him the message that he sent to his wife, and return him unharmed.