DARK MATTER(S)

2017 | Video Art / Experimental | 5 Minutes

Director's Statement:

There is an expanding universe inside every vault, cage and cell, all echo chambers to contemplate contradictory forces. DARK MATTER(S) is an experimental short that visually and sonically explores the dualities between inside and outside, light and dark, life and death, terrestrial and the unknown extra. All the sound effects are taken (and manipulated) from space to sound as though they are coming from a fish tank--and perhaps elsewhere... To eclipse the oppression of the fishes' enclosure, satellite noises are turned to bubbles, while the same sounds are stretched and turned into a throbbing call from the outside. Although it can be difficult, catching a glimpse of the important dance between these varying contraries is the main objective of DARK MATTER(S). Dark matter is invisible, yet it makes up a large portion of the universe. Little is known about this phenomena, yet it is integral to the foundation of the universe. The transcendence from enclosure, the escape from our cell, the light at the end of the tunnel are all at one time invisible and unknowable to us in a very singular way, however those moments of darkness unite us.

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SSFX Screenings:

Five Miles | November 21, 2018 | Tottenham, UK

British Science Festival | September 13, 2018 | Hull Truck Theatre | Hull, UK

Nightstar Cinema Outdoor Screenings | July 21, 2018 | Dulwich, London, UK

Royal Society | July 8, 2018 | London, UK

FiveMiles Bar | July 4, 2018 | London, UK

Storyhouse | May 19, 2018 | Chester, UK

Central Film School | May 17 | East London, UK

Festival of Communities | May 13, 2018 | Queen Mary University | London, UK

Genesis Cinema | April 18, 2018 | London, UK

SSFX Film Anthology | March 28, 2018 | Queen Mary University | London, UK

SMASHfest | February 8 & 9, 2018 | Albany Theatre | Deptford, London, UK

Space Lates at the National Space Centre in Leicester | January 13, 2018 | Leicester, UK

SSFX Space Sound Effects Short-Film Competition | September 2, 2017 | London, UK

Additional Screenings:

Les Films de la Toile | October 1, 2017 | Paris, France

AM Egypt Film Festival | August 28, 2017 | Cairo, Egypt

Grand Concourse Film Screening Series | June 27, 2017 | Bronx, New York

The 8th edition of Video Art Event | IN|DUST|REAL  | May 20, 2017 | Oradea, Romania