Video

Theseus

Khrystell Burlin

2006, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 782.02

Inspired by the mythos of Theseus, this film presents five individuals who keep crossing paths without ever really noticing each other, all of them ensconced in their own narrow minded view. Originally my idea was to create a film that reflected several questions pertinent to my generation and to narcissism or individualism: the devolution of the idea of love into a simple game or power struggle as well as the fear of losing oneself in another, this fear of losing both one's identity and individual freedom. Here, the halls morph into tentacular streets, and the labyrinth morphs into a mental prison. When the might of the Ego hides behind the imaginary presence of the Minotaur all that's left is nothingness. Solitary in groups, such is the last stage of occidental civilization. �

Part I Minos Gates (5 min)
Part II Minotaur (7.30 min)
Part III The Lighthouse (7.30 min)

Theseus can be screened in a lot of different ways and each part of the film can be played independently. The best setup for the 3 parts version (20min) requires 3 screens and 3 synchronized DVD’s. The entire piece can be played as a single channel work too and the third part of the piece (The Lighthouse) is a single channel work which can play as an independent work in festivals.

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