Above the skyline presents a deserted stage set depicting a grim prospect of a lonely, future with nothing but memories. Built entirely in miniature, the detailed film set invites the viewer to piece together the profile of an absent person. With its use of scale and filmic devices Above the Skyline plays with illusion and explores the tension between theatricality and reality. Light and sound have been fused together to create an external energy that leads the camera through the model and creates an atmosphere of surveillance and menace.
Tessa Garland - Above the skyline5:50, 2009, Experimental
B Movies and early science fiction films that work with notions of the everyday and collective fear have influenced the work.
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