ANNIHILATION

If Annihilation could be distilled into a single image, it would be that of a hand seen through a glass of water. Crystal clear, the water reflects precisely what is set in front of it and, in this case, it’s a human hand. But, it’s a glass of water, circular in nature, and so the reflection is bisected — fractured if you will — and though you can see what is being reflected in the water, you can also see what is not being reflected. At first glance, your mind fills in the gaps of the image, but if you … Continue reading ANNIHILATION

A WAR

Set during the Afghanistan War, A War (Krigen) explores the haze and confusion of combat. Though it is assumed from the beginning, the specificity of the war these soldiers are fighting in isn’t named until the story returns to Danish soil. The idea here is twofold: in war, we can never quite distinguish the good from the bad — the white hats from the black ones. Second, the conflict that transpires isn’t specific to the war in Afghanistan. If war is hell, then it doesn’t matter which war it is. But while the intent is purposeful, the execution isn’t entirely successful, … Continue reading A WAR