A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN GIUSEPPE MARIO URSO – THE BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL
October 14-11:00 am - October 22-2:00 pm
October 14 – 22
Times: 11am – 2pm daily
In the main body of St Pancras Church above the Crypt Gallery
FREE – Just turn up
An intimate video installation by local artist Giuseppe Mario Urso. The work intertwines space and emotion to create a private place where you can observe St Pancras Church and its surroundings from a different point of view. An immersive video experience that turns an enclosed space into a ‘bird hide’ which then reveals the outside world to the watchers.
Inspired by the concept of “liminal space” developed by the anthropologist Arnold van Gennep, the installation functions as an unconventional device to unlock all the restraints accumulated during the lockdown. A liminal space is a transitional place between spaces – a now between before and after.
People crave predictability in their life, but in a liminal space – like in Urso’s work – any predictability is denied. From the outside, the room appears to be a tiny cube, but when inside the installation expands and extends the space beyond its claustrophobic walls.
Don’t miss the chance to step inside this wonder-box and be carried away by the artist.