Ignis Fatuus

Cape Town

25 May 2017 - 01 July 2017

Ignis Fatuus, 2017. Tracing paper, perspex mirror, styrophome, painted silk plants, projectors, 5 point mix sound installation. Site-specific installation.

This site-specific installation was created for Ruby Swinney’s debut solo show Ignis Fatuus . The viewer would ascend the stairs from the dark walls of paintings in the lower gallery to the white installation above. The artist invisioned the experience as being able to “enter” into one of her paintings.

Ignis Fatuus is an immersive installation with 5 moving projections, a 5 point mix sound installation and tracing paper leaves that sway gently as the viewer passes by. The viewer would follow a winding walkway to the central installation of mirrors, where the viewer would find themselves reflected and distorted back at themselves.

Unfortunately there is no video documentation of the work.

Audio in collaboration with Warrick Sony.

Photography: Hayden Phipps