In and Under
Excerpt of the first of a series of 3 screen video installation pieces. It was first performed in Belfast. Performances in Berlin and Sydney Opera House followed.
An attempt to represent on one screen, the images taking place on the 3 screens that were placed in a non-symmetrical arrangement in a pitch black space.
Soundtrack “Aquamarine” by Tony Buck originally released on “Multiverse” by Peril.
With this piece I was interested in exploring the idea of ambiguity, of contrasting impressions, reactions and energies – of possible narratives and feelings.
Is there a story there, or purely aestheticized image/movement ( dance?) and music/sound (noise?)?
Are we seeing something enjoyable and sensual or experiencing claustrophobia and panic?
Do we feel compelled to extrapolate on the images and movements once they are no longer presented and fill in the details of a narrative that may or may not be present?
In the darkness and noise of the space, is there sensory overload, or depravation?
Or could all these things present at the same time?
I think that this is perhaps what I would have liked to achieve.
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