Apophenia

The Film: 16:9 (HD), Runtime: 33:29 (2021)

 

Statement

Apophenia (2021) is an artistic exploitation of the human propensity to seek patterns in random information.

The post-truth era of ‘alternative facts’ over the last five years has brought on mass delusion, bold-faced lying, and wild conspiracy theories. I believe this coordinated attack was made possible by apophenia—where people find meaningful connections in unrelated and often fictional events. UFO cover-ups, Bigfoot sightings, and QAnon assertions are all examples. The audio and video in this project are created to deliberately stimulate this phenomenon.

Screenings and Awards

  • Best Animation Short Film; Special Mention Original Score Short Film, Five Continents International Film Festival, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela (2021)
  • Winner, Web/New Media category; Best Film Score, L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival, Kolkata, India (2021)
  • Best Film Score, Cult Critic Movie Awards, Kolkata, India (2021)
  • Finalist, International Music Video Awards, London, UK (2021)
  • Semi-Finalist, Munich Music Video Awards, Munich, Germany (2021)
  • Semi-Finalist, Rome Music Video Awards, Rome, Italy (2021)
  • Winner, Web/New Media category, Beyond Earth Film Festival, Chennai, India (2021)

 

Screening options

  • Traditional: two-channel video and stereo audio
  • Site-specific installation: 5.1 Dolby audio, 4-channel VDMX5 parallel video projection

For optimal viewing of this work, please use loud stereo speakers with a subwoofer and a large HD screen.

 

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