Looped Nightmare is an exploration into the elusive, fractious and opposing nature of memory and the subconscious in dreamland. The film juxtaposes moments of surreal clarity with elements of montage, blur and motion to build a disorienting and eerie collision of the two states of consciousness. The film is an expression of my attempts to build coherent meaning from my recurring nightmare, my subsequent suspicion of the instinctive desire to find meaning in everything, and the ultimate futility of attempting to explain the incoherent subconscious with the aid of unreliable memory.
As the name suggests, this film is intended to be looped and ideally would have been faster so that the overall viewing experience was even less coherent. Instead of viewing the piece as a narrative whole, the audience would therefore only be able to pick out pieces of the film. Each loop or reversal would be an opportunity to pick out details that were overlooked in the last loop. The audience may then subconsciously begin to create their own interpretive narrative, illustrating our instinctive desire and incredible ability to fabricate meaning from the often meaningless subconscious.