Timely Tale

Artist Natasha Caruana invites viewers to step inside her mother’s bedroom via a 360 degree VR work set against a backdrop of love, desire, health and our current age of excess.

at ASC Gallery

To experience her mother Penny’s story, viewers will be transported solo, wearing a 360 degree headset, via an intimate medical waiting room setting, into her bedroom through a short film capturing recuperation, finding the right outfit, storing medication and looking for the perfect online partner. The waiting room has been created using furniture from closed down medical facilities across London. The piece addresses the idea of choice and how, in the long run, too much choice can often lead to decision-making paralysis.

The narrative running throughout the artwork is the story of excess but also of consequence. It addresses NHS cuts, pharmaceutical price inflation, the pressure to find ‘Mr. Right’, and the impact the barrage of young and beautiful images can have on mental health and consumer choices. Particularly, perhaps, for the older woman (Penny), handling the ageing of her own body.

Natasha Caruana’s art practice is grounded in research concerned with narratives of love, betrayal and fantasy. Significant to all Caruana’s work is the questioning of how today’s technology is impacting relationships.

ASC Gallery

Opening Times
Preview: Friday 6 December, 6-9pm
Saturday 7 December, 10am-5pm
7 - 20 December 2019
Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm

ASC Gallery
The Chaplin Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street,
SE17 2DG