1,2,3 Knockup uses highly stylized surrealist visuals, poetic voice over, and rhythmic montage to explore themes of isolation, guilt and self-loathing through a
horror movie’s lens. This work examines the terrifying symbiotic relationship resulting from an unwanted pregnancy as well as the equally terrifying symbiotic
relationship resulting from a young girl suddenly having her own sexuality thrust upon her . In both cases the cohabitation of the body is oppressive and unpleasant. Two organisms living with each other in a sort of parasitism. The roles of host and parasite however are interchanging and ambiguous with one element often presenting itself as the other. Images and signifiers of innocence are contrasted and warped by dark, ominous settings and aesthetics. 1,2,3 Knock up is made up of 3 separate parts, representing the 3 trimesters of a full term pregnancy as well as 3 archetypical stages of a woman’s life. Childhood, Adolescence and Motherhood.
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