This is a short film accompaniment to the photographic series, "Fragile Hour," by Michelle Fader. michellefader.com/fragile-hour
A woman is confronted with the pressure of having excess time, which only creates the sense of time slipping away. Her desire to acquire control is represented by continually lighting matches, but she extinguishes them when they threaten to burn. Repetition, pain, and unfulfilled possibilities are heightened by her time alone and signified by a theme of menstruation. She begins to distance herself from nature, as she cuts flowers from their stems, exemplifying her frustration of wasted youth with violence toward beauty. Other themes of femininity and sexual power unfold throughout.
Filmed, edited, and co-written by Julia Rose Fowler: juliarosefowler.com
Music composed by Jeff Fox: jeffreydavidfox.bandcamp.com