Closer is a critique on human relationships and social connection in the digital media age. The installation is a translucent light maze filled with mesmerizing LEDs; all of which was kindly donated by BoscoLighting. Upon traversing through the maze to its final section, visitors arrive at the inner sanctum.
A large opening capped with a square pyramid with reflective walls. The atmosphere is one of a lively gathering place in juxtaposition of the isolated and alien environment of the previous corridors. The event goers see reflections of themselves and those around them, which reminds them about the importance of the relationships we form with those around us and how irreplaceable they are in times of need.
It features a series of 30 modules, 1.5 metres in length orientated in a 5 by 6 grid. Each module is constructed from 1.5 m by 2.2m timber frames that sandwich a translucent polypropylene canvas. The grid is orientated in a maze-like fashion with the outer corridors leading to a central inner sanctum. The other corridors discombobulate and create a sense of seclusion by projecting the audience into an unfamiliar alien environment. The translucency of the polypropylene allows event goers to see shadowy silhouettes and movement of other individuals through the walls.