HERE IS NOT THE PLACE FOR NOSTALGIA - Lauren Jane Williams

A sensory, tactile, cinematic experience; incorporating film, sculpture and durational live performance.

Focusing on issues surrounding objectification of the female body, warped desire, excess and artifice. Set in an adult fairy tale host environment, personal nostalgic memories become the catalyst for fragmented narratives that are ceremonially theatrical, explicit and raw in their disturbing detail.

 

You have happened upon an episode within this almost intangible yet tactile narrative; a witness to the debris of a decadent world which is trying to find its own way of replacing the monotonous boredom of nature by means of artifice. The work is an amalgam of memories; chaotically collected, neurotically processed and constructed to create a heightened world of artifice and sensory stimulation, which ultimately leads to expenditure of the self.

 

A Spill Festival and Art Council of England commission

All images © Manuel Vason 2019
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