The exhibition is a tribute to Bristol resident Mary Baker, who in 1817 convinced the public that she was ‘Princess Caraboo’ from a fictitious island called Javasu. A fascination with the exotic and a curiosity to discover more about faraway lands duped the public into believing in Caraboo’s authenticity. They imbued her with mythologies constructed from their limited knowledge of the world.
Savinder Bual’s practice is driven by a fascination with the illusory qualities inherent in cinema and early animation. Imagining herself as a cinema pioneer and inventor of sorts, she explores the interplay between the moving and the still, creating works that often sit between the pre-cinematic and the digital.
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events, workshops, performances and talks. For more information visit https://carabooprojects.com/events_and_workshops/