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TESTING STATION SHORT FILM

This film is about questions - how consumer goods, injected with emotional meaning become a part of self or self-medication. The questions became visual metaphors without a script. The catalyst for this film was a story about a large-scale social experiment of the 1920s.  A tobacco manufacturer hired a PR company to persuade women to smoke. They staged an event which garnered a lot of publicity: in the midst of a New York parade, a group of debutantes lit up cigarettes, posing for photographers. In the press, the debutantes were portrayed as suffragettes lighting "the torches of freedom". Once cigarettes became a symbol of female empowerment, they were easy to sell. The image of a female smoker became iconic. The strategy for this social  experiment was supplied by the leading psychoanalyst of the 1920s, and I was wondering about where his train of thought had moved onto today. 

Fire Exit series arose from the question: what is safety?


 

FIRE EXIT  SHORT  FILM

The initial impulse for creating the series was to reflect on the impact of collective decision-making on everyday thinking. The sound signature for the films is a one-word script (for the actors to carry where and how they wanted). My process is based on collaboration. We explored thought routes from a single word, inviting the viewers to share in creative freedom by mapping out characters' cognitive realities and constructing their own narratives for the piece. The project is still growing, comprising video, installation and photography.

PROMO

PHOTOGRAPHY

INSTALLATION

The installation is mainly composed of (recycled plastic): packaging and parts of keyboards, and lab coats. I wanted to represent insulated pockets of breath though recycled packaging. Capsules, filled with keys from discarded keyboards - a metaphor for the expansion of the digital sphere as a habitat

PAINTINGS

TEXTURE OF THOUGHTS