Escapism (or ‘to flee’ in Icelandic) is to break free from confinement; the urge to flee, to find something else. That something else is elusive, but you know it, feel it, and you search for it.
The last year has been an unfathomable delve into the visual narrative of memory, synaesthesia and coloration. Predominantly influenced by one particular composer, Ólafur Arnalds and his album ‘And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness’.
My search steeped my curiosity in Scandinavian psyche and inspiration from Ólafur Arnalds’ musical narrative; endeavouring the visualisation of emotion. Recollecting memories of that sublime feeling when you travel to somewhere you’ve never been before, or for some, the longing of familiar places. The interpretation of this is unreservedly open to each individual’s experience, the way you perceive your senses and emotions will make this encounter different to the next individual.
This final major animation is an homage to all the music, people and wanderlust; a reminder to never stop searching for whatever that feeling is, to escape.