There was a magic in the theatres of my childhood, it slumbered just beneath the soft carpets of foyers that felt the weight of modernism. Grand façades were losing ground to contemporary tastes as gilt and neon were being smoothed into Formica and energy-saving lightbulbs. The vaults of individual theatres were being pared back to simple rooms containing a stage or a screen. But when a viewer can be transported from that room to another world at the flick of a switch, perhaps nothing more than a comfortable seat is required. The title of the work refers to the cinematic technique of 'day for night' filming where night scenes are simulated during daytime hours using filters, specialised film-stock and post-processing.
Gerry Blake • Paul Coffey • Paul Dickinson • Will Eames • Aisling McCoy •