T, A, T, 2020 is a 30 seconds experimental short film by Nicole Prutsch. The images consist of the so-called “Thematic Apperception Test”, in short TAT, which is a projective psychological test developed in the 1930ies by Henry A. Murray and Christina D. Morgan at Harvard University. Using a chosen set of 32 cards depicting ambiguous images of people, the subject is asked to tell a story about these images. Based on their narratives, the subjects are analyzed on their underlying motives and the way they see the social world.
In T, A, T, Prutsch uses strategies of structural film including serial cuts, static frame and flicker effects. Each of the 32 pictures are cut up into 18 frames and run in 30 fps, making it impossible to identify the original images of the TAT, and thereby addressing the aspect of “deconstruction of the narrative”.