I use this project to investigate the possibility of immersion and ecstatic experience in contemporary spaces, to look at how inner, emotive visions can be linked to the visual language of abstraction in art.
This work exists as one piece in a series of video portraits of young women in the East London night club scene. I use documentary film devices to capture the immediacy and rawness of the nightclub, at the same time as tracing how a few women propose the possibility of interacting with the nightclub lights, through hypnosis and a methodical, ritualistic immersion and thereby entering a heightened, abstracted space of ‘Light’. The video aim to weave together the documentation of this activity in the nightclub with a constructed and changing reality of the space.
Performance by Erin Hunter
Sound design and mixing by Pål Asle Pettersen