Black and White
Nau Arts, at The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham 22nd – 26th March
New work that incorporates live video feed with motion tracking software, aims to place the viewer directly in the installation. Audience participation is encouraged to fully experience the piece, as you talk to the work, so your image is revealed. A virtual reality film that utilises 360-degree camera footage and motion tracking to take the viewer on a journey through the streets of Cheltenham, and up to Crickley Hill. A box obscures your head at every turn, you are trapped, unable to see what is beneath. An exploration of what it is like to suffer with depression and the isolation this creates is exposed in these two films works. In film one, the viewer is only visible once they gain the courage to speak to themselves. In film two, the viewer is taken on a journey, never being able to see who is leading you, this mysterious shape a manifestation of the depression which alters the sufferer, creates a blank square where there was once a person, a face, a spirit.