Eidola, a short film about perception and expectation – a dreamscape where the anthropomorphic qualities of art intertwine with human desire and depravity. In a nod to the surrealist sensibility of Luis Buñuel and Alain Resnais, Eidola resists the comforts of straight filmic narrative to enact, through a landscape of apparitions, a poetic, critical and psychoanalytic exploration into the ethos and pathos of those inhabiting the art world, from artist to collector to viewer.
AFTERNOON CLOSURE is a 16 channel short film that tracks the path of eight characters moving through an unidentified residential space. Shot in one single take, using sixteen static and pre-existing security cameras; the film is edited to show all sixteen cameras simultaneously. The characters move throughout the space, entering and exiting the frame of the camera. The film slowly reveals itself as a scene of murder, with each character being killed when off camera, only to return onscreen to die. The horror troupes are only emphasized by the ominous score accompanying the film. Each character is framed not only by the limited frame of the security camera, but also by the architecture of the home in which they are confined. The characters quotidian actions are interrupted by the space in which they exist and in which they disappear. The narrative of the film comes together off camera, while also identifying the failure of the security cameras to protect the people that reside in the home. The film also plays to the impossibility of watching all screens simultaneously, making it almost impossible for the viewer to see the film in its entirety.