REVERIES; Karissa Hahn; SUPER 8; TRT: 3.38
Aristotle’s belief: … the organs, not just the eye, retains the image … these sensations are retained and return to haunt the sleep … Bodies are vessels that take in images – Can we not see ghosts because our eye lags perception and we miss it? Are ghosts a perception of speed?
Reveries was very much influenced by Zelda Sayre, Charlotte Pryce, and Patrick Bokanowski’s, L’Ange.
My work is quite often derived from a text, or it manifests as some reaction to an event – usually concerning desire. All of my work has been created in a hypomanic state of experimentation. I become obsessed with a concept or phrase and then draw out a long narrative that is meticulously researched and planned out. It’s funny though, because these longer films never fully come to fruition. Instead, I extract one scene or moment from each ‘storyboard’ which then acts as this emblematic entity to the unseen/made narrative. So now I have this archive of chaotic and drawn out chronicles that act only as source material for shorter works.
I am currently working only with camera-less filmmaking, where I print out digital videos from the internet onto film using my household printer. So there is video-work occurring, but it only performs as the source material – that essentially gets placed back onto film, as an act of putting images back on film that have been replaced with blu-ray, screened at theaters, and torrented back onto the internet. There is this immediacy with video that is nice, yet I currently strive to make it more tangible – and that is where celluloid plays a role.