MAYA ERDELYI • 4m 3s
PHOSPHENA is a cut-paper stop-motion animated film exploring the layers of consciousness connecting dreams, memories and death. Loosely based on the incredible bower bird and its constructions, the film is a tale of love, deception and tragedy. "Phosphena" (also known as "phosphene") is an “entoptic phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye," from the Greek: "phos" ("light") and "phainen" ("to show"). Essentially, all of those lights and patterns you see when you close your eyes. This word perfectly describes the duality and ambiguity of the act of an eye closing, either into the dreamstate, through memories or into the next world: death.
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