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in collaboration with Yoana Buzova

L_p is a stop motion short film - an abstract exploration of how blind people perceive light, which is essential for sight, and aims to present their own way of “seeing”. It observes and at the same time opposes the connections between light and darkness, seeing and not seeing. The film is an attempt to visualize the issue of vision loss – with its social, philosophical, psychological and even physical aspects – without resorting to a documentary style or pretence. It raises a series of open-ended questions, based on facts and hypothesis about blindness and light perception. Ultimately the viewer shares a glimpse of what blindness might look like by experiencing a deconstructed version of some of its notions.
We came up with this project by first asking ourselves how light could be seen from a different perspective. We sought to escape from a strictly visual way of thinking or “image brainstorming”. The idea of light pollution or what actually happens when there is light overconsumption or light waste came to mind. Everything is illuminated. Light is all around us. We are too used to experiencing it and could hardly imagine or fill out the lack of it. And what happens if there is no light?
We used a simple source of light or more specifically, a desk lamporiginally, designed by George Carwardine in 1932, based upon the constant tension principle of human limbs. There were thirteen different sets of lamp’s configuration, which represented selected notions – facts and abstractions, linked to visual perception. Every segment of the film reveals to one such fact, question or abstraction. The text is an important feature of the whole; it conveys information, collected from different sources - physics, philosophy forums through blogs. The video is 3 min long, shot with a DSLR camera, composed on Final Cut Pro.