Heartbeat of a window
“Heartbeat of a Window” is a magical realist film contemplating the experience of consciousness transitioning between life and the afterlife. This short film offers a tapestry of extraterrestrial drawings made of play of light and shadow, reflections in mirrors as portals, and ritualistic performances in imaginary yet real landscapes. The painted picture of a dreamy psychological scene brings out one’s curiosity and compassion around death, as a topic ordinarily sitting in the darkest folds of the human mind.
The narrative in this film expresses the artist’s fear of losing their mother while living in exile and the mother’s near-death story. The footage for “Heartbeat of a Window” was gathered gradually over five years. The resulting video collage is a poem expressed through the metaphorical and mystical language of geometry.