Ralph Overill

My current research explores the monsters and margins of cinema through printmaking processes. Capturing frames from sci-fi and horror films, I aim to investigate the mutability of these images, merging the vagrant creatures of the silver screen with our everyday hinterlands and wildernesses. I encourage the moments where cinema penetrates the real, through imagination, dream and memory. Between film seen and film remembered, images drift, fuse and repeat – destabilised by irregular swipes of the squeegee or dissolved by a spattering of solvent.

Magenta Dreams features stills from Maya Deren’s ‘At Land’ (1944) mixed with frames from classic B-movie ‘The Deadly Mantis’ (1957), creating a dreamscape that I hope envelopes the viewer in its spiralling, nightmarish sequence of images.

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