Bad Faith: the road to denouement in a short film
Cham, Kit Ming Victor
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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.