We wanted to make an experimental film that would explore extremes: normal/abnormal, alone/not alone. Most of us moved to New York City especially to study at ITP. For the first weeks here, we all felt that even if we were always surrounded by people anywhere and anytime, we also felt loneliness. In a City like New York, you quickly feel like you have no past and no future. As soon as you move here, you feel like you belong to the City. There is so much diversity, you could become or be whoever you wanted to be.
There is diversity in the city but it still feel “normal”. Everybody walking, working, in the streets and the subway. Crowds. Crowds of people. Of people alone. What is it that they have in mind? Was is it that trouble them?
This short film is an attempt to explore the weird site everybody carries but never show. Like in this great novel I have been reading: “Remainder” by Tom McCarthy. e all carry an abnormal self. What if we would start sharing it? What would happen?
This video was made for the Comm Lab Video and sound taught by Marianne Petit.