Artist Interview



Runa Islam is fascinated by the ability of film to capture something existing beyond physical space. Her film installations explore the content and apparatus of film, exposing its technical processes to reveal the inherently illusory nature of the medium, yet preserving its magic. They assert that the internal and external codes of cinema cannot be separated. Location, action, shot and installation, apparatus and dialogue with the viewer are all agents in the production of light and illusion. She carefully choreographs these elements in open ended, counter narrative frameworks and composed installations that are conceptually based but at the same time emotionally charged. Whilst visually lyrical, underwritten by their conceptual foundations they are an investigation into the technology of film and the possibilities of representation.