Saturday Night is the darker, dreamier and more surreal companion piece to Vanishing Point’s innovative and popular show, Interiors.
Saturday Night: Going out night, fun night … or are you staying at home?
We are watching through the windows of a house, with a garden: different rooms, different people. What unfolds within is a mystery to be pieced together. Who is the young couple recently moved in? What is he doing in the bathroom? Who is that strange presence up above? And what is it that’s moving in the garden?
Saturday Night is about the environments we create for ourselves and call home, the dreams we build together, the secrets we keep from each other. It is about the creeping force of nature and the respite we find in the smallest of pleasures.
You see everything.
You hear nothing.
The clues are there.
What is your version of the story?
Saturday Night develops the fascinations of our most recent work – the acclaimed and multi-award-winning Interiors – exploring a powerfully organic combination of theatrical performance, music and video. Starting points included photographs by internationally acclaimed British artist Tom Hunter, Gregory Crewdson – renowned by his staged pictures of houses and suburbs from a crepuscular, surreal America – and In Sook Kim, who fantasises about the private universe of people who live in transparent buildings.
When we look at a photograph, we read deeply into a single image, imagining the story the photograph tells. We bring our imagination to bear upon it. Who are the protagonists? What are they doing there? Is the relationship between them friendly or dangerous? There is a mystery, which we have to solve. We are really active ‘voyeurs’, reading meaning into the intricate details and clues the image provides. When that picture starts moving, like a television programme, the component parts and their relationship to each other become less significant. No longer, it seems, are we being asked to read our own meaning into a picture. Rather, we are waiting to be shown what the picture will reveal.