DREM~ Dreams, Reality, Ego and MEN
When I started to create this film, I wanted to address a political view that showcased equality for all. DREM is a sexualised version of LOST, I was being inspired by Gender Fluidity and its impact it had on modern society shown through its incorporation into a real-life fantasy, leaves room for adaptation of an illusion; exploitation of imagination. DREM dramatises on femininity, the characters gestural possibilities to create this alternative universe, which was opposite of LOST in resemblance to rebelling against conformity. However, the underlying intention arguably is the most important theme throughout, conveying a sense of power and the corrupting effect it has on those who receive it.
DREM holds a darker, more seductive element to REV, unapologetically embracing the disruption of normality by entering into a lucid dream. Martha Graham’s (47) boundness and inhibited to expresses femininity by illustrating its relationship to detail, powered through the solo in Lamentation (1930). Having elements of femininity, liberation, conformity provided layers to REV, therefore dividing REV into three sections, represented the past, present and futures of the animals.
Nevertheless, focusing on the initial themes of exploitation and power but liberation. Content, structure and design to contribute towards the beginning of Rev, consisted of three main characters, embracing the animalistic instincts seeping through the wilderness, whilst the musicians play a rendition of Nina Simone- Ne Me Quitte Pas. Reawaking past inspiration from LOST, the collection of unique shapes, sounds and textures shown at the start as we enter into an animal fantasy.