Photography Film Video
That Which Devours You is an interactive video installation with digital video accompanied by Theremin.
Formatively, the visuals are an investigation of Horror imagery and omens through the use of augury and divination. Eyes see and are seen as the viewer both watches and is watched.
The use of the Theremin – a non-touch electronic audio-making device – allows the audience to engage with the bizarre and surreal imagery to create their own soundtrack, thus breaking down the modus operandi of film and giving power over to the viewer to interact with the visuals as they see fit.
A montage of sight and sound, That Which Devours You creates an overwhelming audio-visual cacophony which invites the viewer into a disquieting place from which they can experience the strange interruption of that which Julia Kristeva calls Abjection.
Performed here by the artist, Shane Vaughan, in Ormston House, 2021.