“The show starts on the sidewalk.”
In the 1920’s, movie palaces were venues for fantasy and grandeur. The ‘Cloudland’ project was inspired by the decadent theaters of that era and the flickering fantasies projected onto their screens. The images were partially shot in the Tampa Theatre, designed in 1926 by John Eberson, pioneer of the ‘Atmospheric’ style of theater architecture. Atmospheric theaters were designed to transport the viewer to a starlit Mediterranean courtyard complete with flora, peacocks and clouds drifting overhead.
The goal of ‘Cloudland’ was to create a composite dreamscape wherein memory would blur the set like theaters, onscreen actors and theater patrons into scenes from the same hazy drama. This project was produced in partnership with the Tampa Theatre and premiered at Para Gallery in Tampa, Florida in November 2006.
Please do not turn on the clouds before the show starts.
Please turn off the stars when leaving.