An installation exploring the re-framing of the body. Skin and hair become a landscape to travel across and explore. The focus not being a silhouette but the intricate nuances of the intimate body. The piece provides the audience the opportunity to look at a persons’ figure as a piece of art in and of itself.
The piece ‘Landscape’ consisted of five large deep screens suspended from the rig in the loose shape of a ‘box’. Anyone within the space would be able to move through the gaps between the screens and experience it from both outside and within. Before allowing the audience enter the room was filled with smoke so that the beams of light emitted from the five projectors could be seen – filling the room with architectural light. The stretched fabric plains of the screens had been soaked in clay and then rubbed to create a surprisingly soft texture for the audience to discover. The presence of the clay also meant that the footage shown from the inside of the box appeared dappled whereas from outside it was completely clear.
Landscape existed as an installation event allowing the audience complete control over their personal experience of the piece. Audience members were free to enter and leave the space whenever they wished to, and while within invited to sit, stand or move around as they pleased. Due to the large horizontal screen just above head height many people chose to lie down and experience the piece from within this central ‘box’ looking up.
Many audience members mentioned after leaving the space that their perception of time had skewed – thinking that they were leaving after half an hour when in reality they had stayed within the installation for almost a full hour. The experience was described as womb-like, calming and revitalising. This piece was described as calming, meditative and thought provoking by it's audience.