The objective with this video is to leave the viewer with as many questions as possible. I wanted to produce a real mystery yet I did not want any narrative as apart the project. Unlike most mysteries in which a solution is eventually revealed, none is given here. To do so would have resulted in a narrative. This was done with the extensive use of contrasts.
The video begins with the appearance of Martha, a sculpture that is in a dance within the bars of a jail cell. Eventually we are introduced to Martha’s creator who’s appearing in the same cell wearing a wedding dress in the act of creating Martha. The video concludes with a close up of the dress. What is going on? Why are we seeing this in a jail cell? I want to leave the viewer confused. I want the viewer to have a lot of questions with out any answers.
For some time I pondered the music in this video. My first thought was to use a very disturbing score. I chose the present music to produce more questions, which was the objective to begin with. Flashes of color were used to lighten the mood. I never set out to produce a nightmare. I like the dream aspects produced by repeating some segments.