OMEN

Norway 2016

One channel Film and sound Installation in blackbox

20 min Loop 16mm/ HD

Black screen / Sub-woofer / feathers / palo de santo 

OMEN is a cinematic space to encounter the body throughout many somatic states, In Omen the body enters a complete darkness, the cinematic environment creates a decentring experience,  the body urges for re-orientation, then a voyage begins; an inner journey, an interior cinema. Inspired by the concept of shamanic magic séance the work brings elements that create intra-action’ with the observer. The narrative unfolds in the cognitive gradually through rhythm, repetition and duration, creating a unique temporal ecstasies experience for each visitor. .The work facilitates the production of thirdspaces, these are entered by being exposed to sutures and breaks, offering an escape route from the system of associations that overreach in the construction/production of realities.  In my work liminal and in between states are achieved by techniques rooted in ritual and purification means. The process has taken me through questions of languages, techniques within an understanding of cinematic performativity, as a manifestation and autonomous within the co-creation process.I use diffraction as a methodology for dissonance to happen within, where somatic experience is created by playing with temporal illusion effects, such as afterimages or saccades masking. the cinematic as a place for the production of “extas”, The immersive environment at times functions as a non-place, a space for being suspended in cinematic states.

The work was first shown in Trondheim at Gallery Kit in November 2016  and its premiere was hosted by  Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland in March 2017, OMEN belongs to a study in progress on spacetime perception within cinematic environments, When The Spell is Broken.