2006, 16mm and Super-8
Approx 17 mins. Fiction
Playing on the collision of meanings between the spoken and the written word, Recognize Myself explores ideas of choice and entrapment through the experiences of a depressed man seeking to come to terms with both the breakdown of his relationship and his loss of himself. We are taken on a journey through a poetic sequence of his memories, dreams and delusions, using contrasts of texture that explore the differences between the past and the present; between dreams and reality. With references to slide film and Polaroids, the claustrophobic visual style of the film encloses both the man, and the relationship which has been destroyed. Set against this is a compelling soundtrack which heightens the contrast between the joy of memory or imagination and the stark numbness of the present.