Experiencing Interruptions?

Mare's Nest

In our film we posit the following question: is mankind in this postmodern era falling into a sort of collective madness, for which there may be neither a remedy nor a means of escape? It is an existential question regarding the postmodern condition. If one looks into the contemporary arts and sciences, one will find that this may well be the case. The postmodern condition has been characterized as that of denial (Pinker), shock (Hughes), disorder (Lwoff), chaos (Bloom), dismantling (Bauman), and oblivion (Borges). Do we find ourselves in a world, like it or not, of disarray, disillusionment, even illusion? Does this inevitably lead to internal and external conflicts? We will let each viewer of our film be the judge of that.

  • Fred L'Epee
    Film Director
  • Kenneth Gentry
  • Kenneth Gentry
  • Fred L'Epee
  • Fred L'Epee
  • Fred L'Epee
    Executive producer
  • Kenneth Gentry,
  • Ed Alvarado
  • Helicon Films
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Art, Film, Social, Drama, Video, Concept, Experimental, Cinema
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2014
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  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Creative Arts Film Festival 2014
    Malvern (USA)
    December 1, 2014
    North American Premiere
  • Future Identities (2014)
    Venice (Italy)
    October 14, 2014
  • Venice Experimental Cinema & Performance Art Festival (2014)
    Venice (Italy)
    September 1, 2014
    Europe premiere
Director Biography - Fred L'Epee, Kenneth Gentry

Fred L'Epee is an independent filmmaker and emergent visual artist within the international film avant-garde. His films and visual works has been shown in several international film festivals, cinemas, symposiums, juried screenings, numerous solo/group exhibitions. He's working and living between Switzerland, Greece and France.

Founder of Helicon Films with co-producers: Ed Alvarado and Jean-Baptiste Lozac'h. An Indie Film Label of Cinematography and Sound design.

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Director Statement

In my personal journey as an artist, I always observe our being as an eternal procession. We are part of the process that goes from geometry to the universe. Abstraction with undefined shapes and lines to an ultimately unknown destination. The story of the human being. Like a post-atomic myth or a pre-war blues. We always choose the feeling of belonging and farewell. We belong to our movements which are the expansion of our cycles. The structure of our human geometry. Time is the rotation of our existence. Through this movement, we use the memory in our psycho-affective system in order to imagine our freedom, our cries, our drifts, our social struggles. In exile, all that we are. We belong to this path. And we use it as an ultimate form of being. The ideal is definitely established. I think it is the path of our metamorphosis. The path of our evolution. Without this, world is nothing.