Where I End Up (2010) 04:20

A short experimental film that evokes the feeling of dreaming and the inability to hold on to what we see and do while we sleep.

Super 8, darkroom photograms, video 8, digital image and video, edited in Final Cut Pro

What if it were possible to create a camera to take into our minds as we sleep – to record the images of insane landscapes, impossible architecture, and the ever-changing, flowing environment of inside our dreams?

Super 8 film, digital and analogue video footage merge with still image sequences. These include sequences of photographs taken on a vintage Voigtländer Vito II camera, which itself makes an appearance in photogrammed animation sequences created in the darkroom.

With a narrative as vague and disconnected as a dream, the viewer is led through an apparently generic dreamscape.

Colour darkroom double exposure, 2010

Colour darkroom double exposure, 2010

There is a longing to keep hold of these internal images. The camera and computer, tools to capture and store ‘memories’ in real life, make appearances amidst imagery of people, landscapes and suburbia. But their appearance is deceptive - they hold on to nothing.

Many of the fleeting images are never quite clear enough to make out, while others emerge in clarity only for a moment. The scene is continuously changing, until some comfort is finally found in the seconds before waking and the film's end.