The Art of Darkness

Caldera

April 22nd, 2013 by Cobwebs

Evan Viera’s short film Caldera uses the viewpoint of a young girl suffering fron mental illness, where it “glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.” Its inspiration was his father’s own mental illness.

CALDERA is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. CALDERA aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.

(via BoingBoing)

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