Foxglove tells the story of a young woman named Bridget Cleary, who in 1895, was murdered by her husband. He and the local townspeople believed her to be a Faerie imposter that had come to wreak havoc on their lives.
Bridget was an independent and successful dressmaker, while her husband Michael worked as a cooper. Michael felt emasculated by her success and rumors of adultery only fueled his resentment towards her. On a stormy March day Bridget fell ill and became bedridden, and Michael accused her of being a faerie and not the woman he married. He then gathered the local villagers to conspire against her. They beat her, poisoned her and ultimately, set her ablaze in her own home.
The piece was built digitally in 3D to allow the viewer to experience these key moments of the story with immersion and fidelity. Foxglove is a reenactment of this story and recreates Bridget’s environment as vignettes, moments in time, in hopes to convey the sense of isolation and claustrophobia that she would have felt in her final hours.