The exhibition title refers to the levitation game often played at children’s slumber parties. Through the illusionary qualities of the moving image we examine the phantasmagorical. The historical links between magic and cinema and can help us to understand early film\\\'s ambiguous relations to both art and technology. In this exhibition we desire to create a contemporary approach to visual storytelling though the use of these historical techniques. In early filmmaking, illusions took on an anti-realistic quality that would trick the viewer into believing what they are seeing as real, however, in this exhibition we use those same simple techniques to create a meditative state where the viewer is free to imagine the implausible. We are drawn to create impossibilities and facilitate daydreaming.
Through the construction of these tableaux, we delve into the relationship between still photography and the moving images. As photographic artists as well, we are drawn to capturing the punctuation of a moment, the fleeting instant. In these video projections we translate that sentiment into the moving image.