Spanning all of BUS Projects’ galleries, Into the Dark explores light as a metaphor for the transition between child and adult, a journey into a slippery world of beauty, wonder, fear and anticipation.
Displaced murmurs gurgle up from the basement below, as if calling out for the audience to make their way down the staircase, immersing themselves into darkness. As one enters each room, eyes adjust and ghostly projections reveal themselves. Figures that are seemingly trapped in limbo, condemned to the repetition of their own absurd tasks, skipping, sleeping, dreaming, playing, humming... Anonymous and going nowhere, they are the residue, left behind in the dark gloomy basement, to pass continually back and forth. The beauty of the immersive video sequences touches on the sublime, seducing audiences into a numbed state at once both mesmerising and tormenting.
Into the Dark is supported by the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program.
Bonnie Lane is currently being mentored by Tina Gonsalves through JUMP, the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists. In Victoria, JUMP is being delivered through Melbourne Fringe. www.jumpmentoring.com.au