i am wise enough to die things go

Martine Syms

2023 | 00:13:37 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Animation, Gender, Humor, Mental Landscape, Performance

In i am wise enough to die things go (2023), Syms explores the idea of psychosis through an unnamed protagonist reciting a monologue. Responding to the work of iconic animator Chuck Jones, Syms transfers the form and narrative structure of an animated short into live-action. Working with the inherent challenges and restrictions brought about by this sort of translation, she delves into both the breaking up of images and the breakdown of the psyche. Through a series of visual gags, special effects, and an original score, the works depicts the experience of disorientation caused by being removed from ground.

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