Inertia – “a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.” Sometimes, we get swept up in life’s inertia – unable to stop ourselves as we are propelled by a constant stream of deadlines, responsibilities, and commitments. We just mindlessly drone on, unaware of exhaustion the strains of our busy lives have plagued us with. Until one day, it all becomes too much… My piece aims to enter the mind of an individual who inevitably spirals, and represent this descent in the form of a visual poem, accompanied by muffled spoken word taken from my reaction to George Lyon’s poem Where I’m From (written below). The dark imagery which forms the poem leaks onto the screen, as I explore both classical cinematic conventions and subvert these using experimental techniques.

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