"Darkness at Noon" is a collage of Super8 film, dv and stills and is screened for the first time at TSSK. Sound design is by Leon Muraglia.
The tittle of film is borrowed from Arthur Koestler's book from 1940 of the same name, which depicts the madness behind the Stalinist purges and Moscow show trials. In his book Koestler shows how Rubashov, the main character, becomes a victim within the ruthless logic of the same system in which he once acted as a perpetrator. This paradox as well as the inherent contradiction of the title (darkness at noon) serves as a starting point for this work. The film is a visual reflection of the potential for evil that lurks within us all, and my fear of who I, as a "moral" subject, can allow myself to become. "Darkness that Noon" is a personal, mental and emotional journey, a Captain Marlow's quest up the river.