The Blank Stare
HD-video (Arri Alexa)
Credits: camera – Benito Strangio, music – Job Chajes, production – Nan Reunis, concept, set design, direction, edit – Gabriel Lester
A sequence of five adjoining spaces and rooms depicts people, creatures, and spirits, all of whom seem to realize the same moment, connected by their gaze. An inward gaze arises, both for the characters in the film, as well for the spectator. The film moves seamlessly from a scene of an everyday waiting room, to an observation room in a mental institution, to what could be the prayer room of a religious sect, to a corporate office of a company of strange creatures in the future and, finally, to a space where infinity awaits.