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Sonica Presents Sven Werner’s Tales Of Magical Realism (Cryptic)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

We’re brought to a waiting room. A gramophone whistles a tune in the corner while a short movie plays on the wall. This is an eerie prelude – a full moon and an abandoned building; a butterfly silhouette is cradled by a man’s hands and gifted tenderly to a woman; a puppet-doll taps on a bulb, dimming it, then dimming it more. The artist himself, Sven Werner, comes to fetch me. I am rigged up with headphones and a voice instructs me to go from one peep-hole to the next. As I go from one projection of a scene to another, the voice continues, and I am the protagonist of a strange narrative. An exquisitely beautiful experience through several forms of media, this piece mixes the sensuous with the imagination. A unique, hypnotising experience.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kyung Oh]