Monomyth: gaiden / initiation (2019)
Monomyth: gaiden / Initiation is the second video installment of a 4-part series that also works as a standalone piece.
The video follows the protagonist Yourself as she treks through liminal spaces, investigating broader ideas of time and motion through worlds via anecdotes of pilgrimages inspired by pop-culture. Through the accumulation of realms, avatars and lived experiences arranged within a linear timeline, Initiation suggests a perspective that expands beyond a straightforward succession of frames as defined by narrative order. Using journey tropes as a stepping stone into constructing complex image-worlds that allow for time expand sideways, the video aims to open up ways for multiple layers of experience to co-exist within one non-localised identity.
Running time: 13 min