Ta da! (2015) red lined curtains with 'gold' trimmings, custom-built rail, pullcord opening mechanism, spotlight

A spotlight illuminate the meeting of the curtains. When the user stands at the reverse side of the curtain and pulls the pullcord, the curtain sweep open. The visitor is framed by the curtains and illuminated by the spotlight. Ta-da! - the visitor becomes the star of their own performance. On releasing the pullcords the curtains close ready for the next performance.

Ta-da! (2015). Installation view: Chewing the Scenery, The Old Police Cells, The Island, Bristol

Ta-da! (2015). Installation view: Chewing the Scenery, The Old Police Cells, The Island, Bristol

Ta-da! (2015). Installation view (rear): Chewing the Scenery, The Old Police Cells, The Island, Bristol

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