Tales of Magical Realism

Past Projects / Sven

A mysterious door presents itself; should you open it? 

Based on Werner’s feature film Oculista, in which a lone traveller meets a beautiful mysterious girl at a train station, this intensely atmospheric installation allows audiences to embark on a solo illusion-fuelled journey to darkly poetic places. Take a peek into a miniature steampunk peep-show world with this curiously vaudevillian sonic experience, featuring commissioned music by Graeme Miller. A sell-out success in Glasgow last year at Sonica.

…a rare chance to completely immerse yourself in art.” BBC News Scotland

A Cryptic production by Sven Werner for Sonica, supported by Creative Scotland, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation & The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Part of the Made in Scotland & British Council Showcases 2013.

“There is often magic to be found where you least expect it…you enter a whole whimsical world of penny farthings, honky-tonk pianos and sepia-tinged vignettes.” The Herald

Director & Concept: Sven Werner
Composer: Graeme Miller
Performers: Louise McVey, Rachel Jarman and Tony Kernan

Tales of Magical Realism premiered in Glasgow as part of Sonica; Norwich & Norfolk Festival in May, 2013; Part of the British Council & Made in Scotland showcase’s, Edinburgh Fringe 2013.

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