Wandering, Wandering With A Sun On My Back | Irish Artist's Film Index

Wandering, Wandering With A Sun On My Back

Bassam Al-Sabah


View this work

https://vimeo.com/273577576

Artist's biography

Bassam Al-Sabah

Synopsis

‘Wandering wandering with a sun on my back’ is a CGI film that explores the relationship between fictional narratives and lived experiences in relation to war and childhood fantasies and trauma.

The tone of this film is existential, contrasting with the hyper-concentrated computer-generated visuals. We are presented with a shimmering human representation within dwellings that cannot be escaped. These dwellings will be set in landscapes that oscillate between dystopian and utopian scenery Objects pulsate, morph and melt into each other producing an amorphous representation of pain and trauma.

The film work looks at representations of hyper-masculinity aimed at children and the distortions of reality and future that they may cause. The character within the film embodies a kind of nostalgic sarcasm in relation to reality while communicating a certain level of torment in reaction to the trauma of war, exile and isolation.

Details
Title

Wandering, Wandering With A Sun On My Back

Year

2018

Form

Short

Key phrases

animation, war, childhood, fantasy

Language

English subtitles

Duration

00:16:10

Original formats

Digital HD

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
© 2016 - 2022 Irish Artist's Film Index. All rights reserved.