CLOSE THE EYES

(above video is an excerpt from rough assembly)

An investigation into the impact of dreaming on the individual and collective psyches. Beginning in Vienna, posited to be a gateway to the “underworld”, the film plots a constellation of individual psychological geographies composed of experiences, encounters, reflections and observations. The film opens within the space of a dream located in Dr. Sigmund Freud’s office at the turn of the twentieth century. We are introduced to an eclectic cross-section of the Viennese public who discuss their perspectives on dreams, the unconscious, and the resulting effect on waking life. Each encounter reveals a new pathway on the filmmakers’ unfolding map of Vienna. Conversations are interwoven with imagery and text inspired by the historical use of dreams as cinematic plot devises and as stimulants for formal experimentation.