The installation that we are creating is intended to be an interactive look into one of the deepest extremes of the human imagination. We are exploring the theme of fear of nature, fear of woman by contextualizing our work to the Salem witch trials of the Puritan 1600s in New England. Where theocracy ruled and to doubt the existence of demons and spirits was to deny the existence of God itself.
We are intending to express some of our fears, and our darkness. By creating our own historical fiction we are showing someone who is on the verge of realizing his fears. That he is not afraid of what he does not know within others, but what he does not know within himself. That he must look within to find what he is afraid of, before pulling it out of others.
There is beauty in fear; in realizing your fears and being able to face them. Fear reminds us that we are human, that we are all mortals living one life together.
“Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed in one self place; for where we are is hell, and where hell is there we must ever be.” – Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, Scene V.
The environment will be made up of painting, illustration, tent installation and lights.