Room or 'There is Nothing'
Written and Directed By David Earle. Camera by Øystein Mamen. Performed by Lea Porsager. Produced by Jannie Audebo. Sound design by Sturla Brandth Grovlen
short film (1 minute 7 seconds),
intended as a loop.
Complete version of Dining Room film
This short film
flips back on itself. At exactly the midway point, the film
begins to run backwards, and the sound repeats itself backwards
with it. The character (Lea Porsager), speaks the three words
backwards as the film goes forwards, so that they can be deciphered
at the end of the film when they are played backwards.
When looped, there is no actual beginning or end, and no real
sense of where the beginning and end actually are.
This piece was
inspired by a personal paradoxical desire for empirical proof
that there is nothing on the 'other' side of life.
I wanted to blur the distinction between the two states, and
to state the paradox by showing someone who is coming back
from life (or death), and denies its existence, thereby fulfilling
Above. Lea Porsager being prepared for the film.
© 2004 David Earle