Solipsism is, in incredibly simplified terms, a philosophical theory that one can only be sure of their own mind's existence. The short film's plot is on point with this convoluted theory; a meta mind boggler, with intriguing and seemingly beautiful aspects.
"The isolation of this theory inspired me to imagine a counter-hypothesis – a world in which living beings are not constrained by a singular experience," Huang wrote on his Kickstarter page for the project. "Rather, the characters in this film are constantly merging into one another, forming a collective consciousness through unison of their minds and bodies."
"SOLIPIST" uses a three-story plot of feather-clad dancers, underwater puppet creatures and men disintegrating into sand to piece together this theoretical, visual and audio experience.
Huang is an experimental film maker and commercial and music video director. The Loas Angeles-based artist has garnered a lot of attention for his work, most recently winning the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.
Watch below for Huang's "SOLIPSIST:"
Watch below for the making of Huang's "SOLIPSIST:"
Listen to an interview conducted by Directors Note with Andrew Huang here.
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