EDMUND THE OLD HOUSE
CHRIS O’BRIEN AND BERNADETTE TRENCH-THIEDEMAN
An immersive installation using illusory devices such as projection, lighting, and visual deception, Edmund the old house will come to life with ghosts, doves in the roof, mould and water dripping.
Visitors will have the opportunity to inhabit this celebration of decay and history.
Footage of ghosts will be screened/projected outside the house and in.
Peepholes in the roof will reveal doves roosting.
Shadows will creep across the walls; potatoes will grow in the front yard.
The installation will be a time-machine transporting the viewer to the Victorian era, where ‘something happened’ in the front room. Ghosts will flicker across the room, the sounds of doves, bats, rain on the roof and water dripping will be heard.
Small models of Edmund the house will fly out of the window. Viewers will see the same house they currently inhabit, as they peer out the windows.