Bad Faith: the road to denouement in a short film
This project is about storytelling. It explores the potential of narrative by applying Jean Paul Sartre’s notion of Bad Faith (1969) to an animated short film. The work employs a linear narrative that is played out inside a distinctive renegotiation of a culturally hybridised urban environment. Thus, the stories world is a liminal space (Kim, 2010), between the photographically ‘real’ and the imagined.
The project uses painting, photography, and animation in a highly distinctive manner. Structurally it explores the potential of dénouement to provide retrospective meaning.However, narratively it relates the story of a girl with a damaged self concept who revisits events that caused her initial lost of identity. In this regard, she embarks on a journey (through a liminal state) from Bad Faith to self-realisation.