This video was inspired by various occurrences in zombie films of a back-lit, silhouetted figure. The body in the video is in-flux with its environment, in the spirit of Mikhail Bakhtin’s quote about the grotesque: “the body swallows the world and is itself swallowed by the world.” The perimeter of its body is never fixed. At times, the light folds around the arms, legs and neck in a way that shows them as thin wavering lines. The silhouette requires the body’s surface contour to be the defining visual evidence of the figure as a human or a zombie.
Videography: Kristina Willemse
Editing: Hannah Ireland