For the past 6 months I have been developing a concept for a new short film, based on a script I wrote in 2013, which itself was inspired by the Futurist Cookbook by FT Marinetti. The Futurist Cookbook, a wonderfully provocative manifesto to creativity, disguised as a cookbook, became a prompt for new kind of explorations in my work. Ever since reading it I became intrigued by the potential of using food and ingestion as a medium of subversion and play, fuelled by imagination.
Ophelia’s Last Supper (my new film in making), was inspired by Millais famous painting, and explores a reoccurring theme in my own work: transformation of the act of eating into a kind of internal journey, where the fluid boundaries between our interior and exterior worlds, which our senses mediate between, become dissolved.
In this film Ophelia slowly merges with the element of water, ingesting the landscape that will later ingest her. The act of beautification, by definition surface is, through ingestion, internalised, while the interior becomes exposed.
The film was shot on 20th May, 2018.
Ophelia is embodied by Tereza Kamenicka.
With many thanks to Tereza Kamenicka, Nuala Clooney, Dany Teixeira and Anna Ciaunica, who all helped during the developmental process.
The film is to be completed this summer and I look forward to sharing it.
For the original script of Ophelia’s Last Supper, please visit: https://cinestheticfeasts.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/a-soup-for-ophelia/