Beyond Liminal explores a luminous psychological space through an immersive light landscape by combining 3D-video animation, sculptural-light elements and sound, to invite the viewer into a transcendent place far off from our fast-paced everyday environment.
Using light as the main medium, the installation aims to impact the observer’s sensory perception, through large-scale lightboxes and the moving image play with geometrical shapes, architectural structures, as well as an arrangement of monochrome and multicoloured light to visually extend the room. In addition, an acoustic creation of space with ambiguous qualities enhances the concept of a place that goes beyond our meanable world.
Based on the negative effects of long-term stress on a physical and mental level arising from the pandemic, the work gives a counterexample of our overloaded day-to-day life and investigates the idea of a luminous subconsciousness ‘feeling space’, aiming to leave stress behind by constructing a visual and auditory experience that seeks to visualise an invisible psychological space that seems to be somewhere in ourselves and yet beyond.
Opening: 5-7.30pm, April 28th 2022. Open Daily: Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm until May 28th (Extended)
Following the exhibition opening, we invite you to join us in nearby Wandesford Quay Courtyard from 8pm where the artist collective INTER_SITE including Sample-Studios members Aoife Claffey, Kate McElroy and Padraic Barrett, will present Pulsating P(lace), a multi-media installation and projection mapping event. This event is presented by Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and the Lavit Gallery and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland Faoin Spéir Programme.