Monomyth: gaiden / Departure (2018)
Monomyth: gaiden / Departure (2018) is a short animated video exploring the artist’s relationship to their digital avatar Yourself, as well as the processes involved in the creation of a multi-layered image world.
As a self-aware protagonist moving along the frayed edges of fictional and real worlds shaped by narrative traditions, Yourself attempts to navigate landscapes that have become oversaturated with movies and fiction. Through the disentangling of these realms comes an assessment of ideas of a singular truth, and an attempt to pinpoint the shifts and discrepancies in a linear personal narrative that arise when journeying through an elusive multiplanar reality.
Structured as the first part of the hero’s journey trope, the video investigates how real life might be experienced as a film.
Running time: 12 min