the subject matter of suspension revolves around the introspective alienation self-imposed by the individuals who chose to succumb to an endless state of longing. in an attempt to find and construct images that resemble this state, i try to drift into moulding an almost structureless approach of documenting a ‘nature-morte’-like feel through excessive disruption of the narrative ambiance revolving around the character. the research manifests itself in seclusion, self-analysis, the burden of insignificance and the struggle to relate. whereas the film focuses on slippery attempts to document that state and encapsulate it within frames dominated by an aesthetic choice of deadpan, bleak and distant gaze in order to alienate the viewer and make them long as well. they become further pushed away by secrecy and hidden truths.
through texts written on a character’s introspective and cognitive thoughts, i hide the findings bit by bit along the way until they disappear completely, leaving a trail of insignificant malaise, in the form of a film. i would like to push misery furthermore in my work, existential suffering and alienation. through a very solitary study of the posture, coldness, absence, and the human innate desire to be alone.
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