What we have to focus on is Ambiguity and create something that is vague, undefined and has multiple interpretations.
What I had in mind was creating something from reflection. In Ransom Brigg's book Miss Peregrine's school for Peculiar Children, the author uses old photographs to create a story that makes one believe in the spooky and magical nature of the subjects captured within the photographs.
So what I have in mind is an environment of a multiverse. A region where all dimensions collide. And where everything's true nature is reflected but not seen by the naked eye.
I wanted to show a collection of dimensions and use familiar objects to represent them. Imagine a room filled with birdcages, where each birdcage contains a different universe.
Other objects I thought of using were light bulbs. This reminds me of The Hall of Prophecies in The Department of Mysteries in The Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter. The inspiration for this was the photograph by Jeff Wall with the ceiling filled with light bulbs
|Figure 3: Photograph by Jeff Wall|
|Figure 4: The Hall of Prophecies|
|Figure 5: Visual Inspiration image: Light Bulbs|
All this would be in a room that one could enter. Like a walk in closet where you could pick a new dimension every day.
Here are the images that have sparked the sense of The Uncanny in my thought processes.
|Figure 12 Bruce Munro's Field of Light at The Holbourne Museum in Bath|
Figures 16, 17 and 18 also have a strange hold on me. I got the idea of putting disks together. Like a short stack or a pile of onion rings. Each disk is a dimension and there are bridges connecting these worlds together.
These piles would be placed in such a way that they look like sky scrapers in a city. Their reflection resembles the worlds that they hold.