"Woman on the Run" is an art installation by Tracey Snelling. The multimedia project explores a fragmented narrative about a fated woman. The main character - a combination of heroine and femme fatale from film noir - is on the run.
A crime has been committed and the woman is wanted for questioning. Throughout the installation, clues are offered about the woman's role in the crime - victim or perpetrator? A study in feminism or an example of outdated ideas?
An alternate world of shrunken buildings, neon signs and a life-sized motel serve as backdrops as the story unfolds, revealing why the woman is running and where she's going. Video plays in windows and conversations can be overheard.
Reality is based more on perception than on absolutes (rather like the Bush-Cheney White House). "The blacks and whites shift to grey and the truth is shrouded in mystery," Snelling says.
The exhibit is currently on display at Wedel Fine Art, London. Vignettes pictured were photographed in an Oxford Street department store window.