THE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
June 2023-December 2023
Final Major Project - MA Fine Arts at Falmouth University.
How can moving image, sound and performance reveal to an audience the absurdity of contemporary life and transport the viewer into a world of fantasy, mythology and futurism? What does it mean to be in outer space within a place, where nothing is real and nothing is unreal?
The Project is a series of performative short films and original sonic compositions that explore the philosophy of absurdism in collaboration with the sublime and dystopian landscapes of the United Arab Emirates. A series of minimal brutalist sculptures were crafted from concrete, found, and recycled materials and incorporated within the performances.
Through the temporal mediums of performance, sound, and moving image this project provides the viewer an insight into the philosophy of absurdism and the seminal literature of Albert Camus and Franz Kafka. “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide” (Camus,1942). The Project takes Camus's philosophical question and asks the viewer to consider why we search for meaning in life. To ask the viewer if they accept that life is absurd. From this point of acceptance, can we then rebel against the absurd to live a full, exciting, free, and diverse life in the present? The element of the self is a key actuator to the process and outcome, enabling the exploration of personal complexities of absurdism, belonging, place, and movement.
On 4th November 2023 the Film was Screened at the Whirled Cinema in London . A live performance of the work "Outer Space in Place was also performed by the Artist at the Film Screening.
( Links are included below to view the Film and Live Performance on Vimeo)
Live Performance "Outer Space in Place"
A selection of Images from the project "The Infinite Possibilities of the Impossible" Including images of the Live Performance and Film Screening at the Whirled Cinema - London on 04th November 2023.