This video is a conceptual work that comments on society
by using symbolism.
It presents a horse, a girl that is petting the horse, as well as dragging it by its chains, with short stills of a bird-corpse being manipulated by hands of people in between.
The title of my project is “ Οιωνός “, the Greek
word for omen, which, in this case, is represented by a bird as the messenger of a prophesy.
The bird in the video that is supposed to bring a prophecy
to the world, is being eaten by the horse.
As if it means there is no future.
The horse symbolizes
everything wild and pure.
Something that is meant to be free but people felt that they needed to tame and use for their own advantage.
The dead bird is symbolizing freedom
being murder in the hands of people.
The right of freedom being devoured.
The masses eating themselves away.
The funeral of the world being
established by its own children.
Therefore, the absence of colour.
Regarding the girls her gestures can be understood as
empathy towards the horse
and its symbolic presence.
Creating a kind of relation between them.
Demonstrating the way people should
appreciate certain values such as nature and freedom.
The soundtrack was made by the use of repeated sounds in order to resemble the feeling of routine.
The breathing noise is meant to remind the sound of inhaling machines they use in hospitals, as a sign of being suffocated.
The film was made to be quite simple but to give
a strong message.
A scream within a whisper.