FÄR - RUNAWAY
FÄR - RUNAWAY
HYPOCHONDRIA is a title sequence that I made for a fictional series (which I also invented).
Hypochondria is a drama that takes place in a parallel universe, where the pollution on earth is - as they say - even much more disastrous than our world is.
In that world, the government obligates that everyone must take a couple of pills each day because these pills prevent getting diseases caused by the contamination.
The two main characters, Asher and casey also do this without questioning.
Then on one rushed morning Asher drops one of his pills and forgets to take it.
Will he find out what the pills really do?
This experimental short movie was shot with a friend of mine on a morning after we went out partying.
I took the camera and we went out filming in my neigborhood.
Then I made this soundscape and edited it all togheter and added some after effects.
During the shooting of this videoclip our director Vincent suffered a eplectic seizure.
We were all thrown by surprise since we did not know what to do.
bAfterwords he described it as what is happening in the videoclip.
We wanted to share the following statement of our director:
"During filming, I fell to the ground. Epileptic dancing on a concrete floor in the presence of cast and crew. 'The Abject' originally intended on capturing the feeling of a forced psychiatric hospitalization back in the early 20's. Ultimately, at least for me, it has also become a portrait of what epilepsy is. The falling, the confusion, the fatigue ... That is not what is difficult about epilepsy. From one moment to the other, my consciousness feels separate from my body. That is what is difficult about epilepsy. No longer being able to follow a conversation while you are still just standing. Creeping up on you is the thought that soon... I will dance with the floor. That is what is difficult about living with epilepsy. Want to know how that feels? Then just watch 'The Abject'."
The song is
produced, recorded & mixed by Tim De Gieter at Much luv studio,
mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
performed by Monkey Juice
The video is written by Vincent Van Nauw & Monkey Juice. I helped with shooting but also did the special effects.
I worked on production during this aftermovie of an event that took place in Ghent.
Concept of a micronation based on the subconscious.