The Danger Tree
This summer, contemporary artist Scarlett Raven reveals her most ambitious project to date; a groundbreaking visual art experience called ‘The Danger Tree’.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Battle Of The Somme, the trailblazing new project sees Scarlett and a team of talented set designers taking over a 2000 square foot space in Greenwich, London, transforming the space to recreate a blown out building from the French/Belgian borders. The team behind the transformation includes award-winning film set designer Kave Quinn, whose impressive résumé includes blockbusters such as ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’, ‘Layer Cake’, ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘The Woman In Black’.
Combining traditional set design with innovative augmented reality technology from Blippar, the exhibition promises to offer a truly multi-sensory experience. The exposed roof and walls of the exhibition space will echo to the sounds of war, as each of Scarlett's paintings appear hanging from the walls still extant, each beautifully lit and positioned to take the viewer on an incredible journey.
Using the Blippar App, viewers are able to unlock Scarlett’s poignant work and reveal the creative process behind the paintings, going beyond skin-deep, with alternative versions of the multi-layered, immersive work, seen through the words of war poets and movingly expressed by leading British actors Sean Bean, Christopher Eccleston and Sophie Okonedo.
Running throughout the month of July in New Capital Quay, London, SE10 this poignant, powerful, all-encompassing art experience is one not to be missed, breaking barriers and challenging the viewer to look beyond the conventional boundaries of visual art.
Ten of the original works on display at the exhibition will be translated into signed limited edition prints, in boxed canvas and giclee on paper editions, available for pre-order from Friday 1st July.