LAUREN MUELLER WORKS

Wednesday

 

Wednesday
2016
Concept, Cinematography, Editing

Wednesday began as a response to a fever dream, but developed into a deeper exploration of what it means to have a dream.

The film is abstract in its meaning and narrative arc. We can only rely on the dreamer's perspective, which is hardly dependable. The lens of the camera is treated as the human eye. The eye blinks and obscurities are conveyed by cinematic means. Gabriel Faure's opera, "Après un rêve” (After a Dream) plays in the background as a sequence of events or rather, images play out. 

"Après un rêve” - Gabriel Faure

In a slumber which held your image spellbound

I dreamt of happiness, passionate mirage,

Your eyes were softer, your voice pure and sonorous,

You shone like a sky lit up by the dawn;

You called me and I left the earth

To run away with you towards the light,

The skies opened their clouds for us,

Unknown splendours, divine flashes glimpsed,

Alas! Alas! sad awakening from dreams!

I call you, O night, give me back your lies,

Return, return radiant,

Return, O mysterious night.

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PA: Said AlSalah