Before the installation of her work Timely Tale, co-commissioned by HOUSE and Photoworks for HOUSE Biennial 2017, Natasha Caruana talks to us about working with 360° film, and how her work relates to the HOUSE Biennial 2017 theme of Excess.

The lens-based work, Timely Tale, is set against a backdrop of love, desire and health in the age of Excess – the theme for this year’s festival.

Through the vehicle of the artist’s mother, Penny,  the audience will see the work in the setting of a medical waiting room.

To experience Penny’s story, viewers will be transported from the waiting room into her bedroom, with a short 360° film capturing: recuperation, finding the right outfit, storing medication and looking for the perfect online partner.

Timely Tale addresses the idea of choice and how, in the long run, too much choice can often lead to decision-making paralysis and its consequences.

As much as the work is a comment on our current social and political landscape, it’s also an observation of how the photographic frame, with the advent of new technology, is dramatically changing for the first time. The work is viewed through headsets and Timely Tale uses 360° technologies to empower us to look around the artwork with choice of what to see.


University of Brighton Galleries – Edward Street
Brighton BN2 0JG
30 September – 5 November 2017

Timeley Tale is a HOUSE Biennial and Photoworks co-commission, presented in partnership with University of Brighton and supported by University for the Creative Arts at Farnham

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Natasha Caruana will be In Conversation with Celia Davies, Saturday 4 November, 12.00 – 13.30.

Free but places are limited.

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