Baroque Tent 2015

Baroque tent is an immersive installation. It follows on from my piece Behind the Curtain and the research for the dissertation for my recent masters degree. My curtain project was on one wall for the viewer to contemplate the experiences to be found within the space created by hanging cloth. Baroque Tent goes further and the cloth completely surrounds the viewer. This allows the person to be physically immersed on all sides within the space created by the cloth. The piece is intended to create a space that is a respite from the world where public space is shrinking and is being privatised. I would like create a larger version of this piece to show in a public space. Within the marquee like structure I would hope to create a feeling of community between the audience members and to collect their experiences whilst in the tent and use them for further research.