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LIMBO

Artist: Maria Pleshkova
Year: 2019
Country: Russia
Video Duration

Video duration: 15:37

Limbo (from Latin limbus (“border”), in Roman Catholic theology, is the border place between heaven and hell. This film is an attempt to escape from the dictatorship of the daily routine and to go deep into the oneiric space. The inner world and the outer world are juxtaposed, and the inner world seems to be more real. There’s a mytheme in comparative mythology called ‘Katabasis’. It is a descent of some type, such as trip to the underworld. This film is a descent, too, in a certain sense. It is a metaphorical journey to artist’s own universe. Also, this film can be considered as an act of escapism. This film is shot on smartphone on purpose. Normally, a smartphone is used to communicate with the outer world, but in this case it was used to explore the inner world.

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