Jyl Kelleyâ€™s â€œHome Theater: Big Game Hunterâ€ investigates imitative magic, illusion and science in mainstream culture.
Kelleyâ€™s circle of influence evolved from a 36-pinhole camera arena into a 10 camera HD surround video experience. Her precursory subject is â€œHome Theater,â€ and the technology and science that makes it come to life.
â€œMy interest is in why society enables illusion,â€ says Jyl Kelley. â€œAs technology advances our ability to create virtual experiences, I wonder what we gain and what we loose?â€ By encompassing her subjects with HD video cameras and dressing as the Magician in her performance, Kelley views the magic and deconstructs the illusion. By comparing â€œvirtual realityâ€ to reality the Magician and Jyl Kelley attempt to capture the fantasy and bring us back to life.
This project features installations of photographs and video projections involving interactive video gaming.