Romanian visual artist Oana Stanciu, a favourite exhibitor at past Hidden Door Festivals, returns this year on our invited artists programme. Her recent work combines still and moving image in which she uses herself as a model, experimenting with her body and everyday objects to improvise scenes and create unnatural or subtly distorted images. Stanciu likes to play and pretend; rendering the ordinary extraordinary and mesmeric.
Embracing the theatrical setting, this year’s project will explore themes of repetition and ritual, focusing on video installation. She is interested in finding new ways for viewers to experience her work, playing with sound and how imagery is presented – hiding and seeking – within the space. Viewers can expect an immersive, intriguing spectacle, with characteristic undertones of the strange and uncanny.