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CAMILLA PADGITT-COLES 

Disco Nap
Opening Friday, May 24th 6-9pm
On View Through June 23rd, 2024
 

Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Video still from Disco Nap, Multimedia Installation, 2024.

Disco Nap emerged as a means to capture the essence of dreams upon awakening. Faced with indecipherable handwriting, the artist turned to creating "video drawings" based on these mysterious squiggles.

Having worked with lighting for underground dance parties, Padgitt-Coles draws parallels between the dream realm and the intimate sanctuaries found in nightlife—an unspoken liminal world experienced under the cover of night and early morning.

The hand-bent neons represent the LED lighting of a dance floor; the hologram evokes ethereal, softly illuminated decorations, while the projections conjure shapes evoking the unknown. Infused with white, green, pink, and brown noise, the auditory landscape mirrors sleep soundscapes or tranquil post-party silence.

Disco Nap aims to offer visitors a moment of pause, inviting dream-like introspection or a serene liminal space following a night of revelry.