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Ombrophilia: life inside film

Stone Squid put on another  extraordinary installation where you can lose yourself in space and time. Tardis-like, you enter a small Old Town shop front and are transported into the illusion of an abandoned warehouse of confusing perspectives and flickering reflected images of water, winter trees, racing lights, and dusty broken window frames: the perfect set for a noir thriller, expect Orson Welles or Quentin Tarantino, stage left, at any minute.

At Stone Squid Experimental Space, a chance to test your sensory perceptions. Natalia Escobar’s Ombrophilia (love of shadows??) projects light and images onto objects, walls, ceilings, floor and dangling ropes in a quite disorienting way, in the hope that the audience will slowly let go of their rationally structured reality and slip into an altogether different perceptual state: not of watching film but being inside it.

And they also make deliciously haunting still photographs: see some of ours below. (Click on thumbnail to see large image.)

STONE SQUID specialise in occasional, intriguing and stylish experimental combinations of media and performance, always exquisitely presented.  It’s housed in a one-time shop at 78 High Street across the road from the Electric Palace.  See below for review of  Rossella Emanuele’s time-based and video installation shifting between material forms and experimentation with media.

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Posted 15:29 Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 In: Visual Arts

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