Cinema is used as a vehicle for commentary and influence. With this in mind, Sophia Szilagyi examines the process of fear using a domestic motif as a base for paranoia. Informed by cinema theory and the use of cinematic devices, the artist has created her own sensory experience of fear. Utilising video and sound projection, The Window addresses the way cultural identity is shaped with regard to fear, playing with the psychological constructs used in the suspense thriller genre and exploring the sensory effect of cinema. Using the house as a motif, Szilagyi questions the blurring between private and public space, inside and outside, herself and the unknown, beauty and evil, reality and fiction. It is in the suggestion of a link between reality and theatrical fiction that fear is created.
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