Phantasmagoria is a video piece inspired by fairytales, Jungian theory and the dark forest in literature. Phantasmagoria is an investigation into what exists beneath the surface of things through physical presence in obscure and ominous settings. The evocative landscape of the forest serves as a threshold into the unconscious depths of the psyche of a figure dressed in red. The journey taken by the figure into the unknown illustrates the integration of shadow aspects of her character. The external environment serves as a reflection of her interior landscape and negotiating it reflects what the character needs to face and overcome. The figure in black represents her shadow and seems to perpetually evade her to highlight the arduous process of individuation.
Jamie Burke • Ashling Duingnan • Shauna Lee • Julie McLoughlin • Sibéal Riordan • Eimear Twomey •