EMILY B A R R E S I
Submitted in partial fulfillment for THST-330, Representations of the Underworld, Spring 2021.
Threshold meditates on the interstitial space between life and death, the evolution of corporeal forms to wandering spirits, and the transitory nature of existence. Inspired by the Intermediate States of Being explored in the Tibetan Book of The Dead, we wanted to create our own liminal reality, one that more closely resembled a 20th-century infirmary crowded with bodily and clinical detritus. We continue to echo that time period formally by the use of black and white footage, dramatic spotlight and shadow, and score, which attempt to conjure the passage of our directionless protagonist as she roams through new states of consciousness.
Written, Directed, and Edited by Emily Barresi, Jannick Deslauriers, and Chinaedu Nwadibia. Starring Jannick Deslauriers.