Alyson Bell and Luke O'Neil
Sometimes we are so absorbed and bound up with our daily stresses that we lose ourselves entirely and the meaning and purpose of our lives.
With both a literal and metaphorical message, ESCAPE invites the viewer into this blinkered world, while the greater outside lies beyond; the potential of freedom and mental peace, a journey perhaps and an island afar.
The concept of using an inside/outside space as a metaphor for a person’s psyche has always been a subject of interest for Alyson within her films and paintings. But this particular idea materialised and developed through the collaborative process, from a video into an installation comprising of a suitcase situated within the natural environment of Eramboo. What better way to contrast the idea of confinement and freedom!