Directed and edited by Francine Bath
My film is entitled Fleeting, loosely exploring the idea of focus through a first-person subjective. Fleeting refers to the number thoughts experienced then lost by a person in a day. It involves images of a house: movement up a staircase, inside a bedroom, and at a desk, as well as images shot travelling in a car, and of the sun. Through using a small selection of footage, I have created a microcosm of a day, through the point of view of one person struggling to concentrate as they complete work.
My aim was to make a lyrical film in the style of Stan Brakhage who explores and examines individual perception and how it can be portrayed through the medium of film. His lyrical films Cats Cradle (1959) and Anticipation of the Night (1958), stills from which can be seen below, greatly inspired me in my attempt to create a "totality of consciousness".