For two months the exhibition space will be the the setting for scenarios created for “42theFloor / The Shadow Exploded, a series of short films by Ulrika Segerberg.
42theFloor / The Shadow Exploded takes its starting point from the horror film, Carrie (directed by Brian De Palma in 1976 and based on the novel Carrie by Stephen King, 1974). The title character is a troubled teenager, haunted by the bullying of her high school classmates and abused by her Christian mother. She has a telekinetic power strong enough to kill anyone who harms her. Images of blood and the colour red are the motifs that run throughout the film. The ongoing mixed media project 42theFloor / The Shadow Exploded brings together many media and materials that have been part of Ulrika Segerberg’s recent practice: installation, sculpture, video, sound, music and text. The set reminiscent of the horror film will contain props and costumes produced by the artist for the project and the permanent green screen used as a background to record the images for the new chapter.
The artist refers to the green scree as a void, a nothingness, a surface for projections which allows her to work with the material as if it were a moving collage. A series of experimental films/music videos and objects based on the details of the film Carrie will be the final result of the project. The interaction of the actors with props and artworks will give the exhibition a constant “floating state”.
The episode #3 of 42theFloor / The Shadow Exploded will be screened in the gallery during the second part of the exhibition.
The exhibition is open until 17th November.