Light surrounds us. It often works in ways that can only be interpreted as unveiling, pulling back layers to reveal what is hidden underneath, bringing it to the surface. I propose new structures to be installed in the Fort Lane alleyway, with the intention of highlighting the gritty existing materiality and active surroundings. I hope in this way to create an immersive cinematic atmosphere that reveals hidden narratives.
My intention for this project was to create a spatial narrative. I drew particularly on my personal experiences at the site after-hours, intoxicated and overwhelmed. When I was looking into the long alleyway of Fort lane, deep into the night, I felt as if there was an unseen force pulling me on. The further I travelled, a pulsing sound began to grow louder and louder as if there was a giant heart in the centre of the space. As I pushed past this intense moment, the pulsing started to fade and I was became engulfed in darkness. I felt weak and motionless as if I had somehow been digested and broken down by the space. With nowhere left to go I began to feel as if it was my journeys end. Consumed by the space I fell to the ground.
To share this hallucinatory experience, I have developed the space as a kind of filmic scene. New structures exaggerate existing objects and aspects of the surrounding area. They take the form of veins and organs that span across the lane, evoking a surreal life. Taking cues from the existing red light installation, I used light to carve out space. Red light dominates the space creating a suspenseful and mysterious atmosphere that recalls the cinematography of horror films.