Home Abyss

Home Abyss is a an experimental personal essay film – an exploration of a home space and a body within it. Madden places themselves within the abyss of their home through projections, layered images, repetition, the use of both new and personal archival material, poetic voiceover, and a pulsing soundtrack. This creates a meditation on the different shapes home and body space can take. This story of home and isolation is particularly relevant during this time when many are quarantined in their homes and experiencing the rippling psychological and emotional effects of isolation and place/body relationship.

  • Amanda Madden
    Mercy Mistress, Separation Celebration
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Amanda Madden

Amanda is a queer, feminist director, editor, filmmaker, educator, artist, and emotional explorer. For the past 10 years, they have worked in media as a director and editor of commercial, web, documentary, and narrative content. They are currently working on a handful of video projects as well as pursuing their MFA in experimental non-fiction media at Hunter College. They focus on stories about identity and body, relationship and connection, and creative processes that prioritize collaboration and experimentation.

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