Sunbeams and snake venom

SUNBEAMS AND SNAKE VENOM – INSTALLATION

This work explores themes of darkness and light, and how internal, subjective experience relates to physical external experience. It was made during Collective Studio, an emerging artist programme run by NewBridge Project and Newcastle University. It was first shown a part of Still Here, a 2 person exhibition at NewBridge Project (July 2019) and then screened at Rough Cut (August 2019) at Tyneside Cinema, moderated by Irene Aristizábal, Head of Curatorial practice at Baltic. It was also selected by MIMA to be shown at Middlesbrough Art Weekend 2019. 

It is designed to be projected onto sculptural elements, as part of a multi-sensory installation, creating an embodied and slow experience for the viewer. The physical sculptural elements relate directly to elements of the moving image and the sound, obscuring the line between physical/ virtual and external/ internal experience. Viewers can walk around the work, or there is bench placed at the front for viewers to sit and contemplate the work, from this angle it takes on the form of a moving mandala. It combines smartphone video, camerless film, handmade filters and shadow projection with a soundscape made using violin, electronic effects and found sound.

SUNBEAMS AND SNAKE VENOM – CLIP OF INSTALLATION WITH SOUND.

SUNBEAMS AND SNAKE VENOM – DETAIL

SUNBEAMS AND SNAKE VENOM – INSTALLATION WOTH VIEWING BENCH

SUNBEAMS AND SNAKE VENOM – CLIP OF MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND