"The dream-like world that the authors have created in Black is inspired by Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ... black in the title doesn’t represent a dark, empty frame or absolute silence. It is a rhetorical game that attempts to blacken the meaning and take visitors into the world of shifted logic like in a dream...", Tihoni Brčić, film-mag.netmore
Everything is about something. Or is something.
We can't say something is nothing.
What is nothing.
Is it nothing when there isn't?
When there isn't what?
When there isn't me?
But then you are not there.
(And when you're not there, you don't think about what is something or nothing.)
Everything is about something. Every piece should have its own subject. Every piece should have its motive. That something which initiated its beginning and that something which drives the piece to an end. Something which was supposed to be reached, covered or at least touched upon. That something which we talk about when we talk about the piece. But then how to even start the conversation about the piece when its drive is – nothing? How to describe nothing without keeping silent? How to show nothing that it doesn’t imply a blank shot or giving up the screening or the act of shooting the film? How to choreograph nothing and not deprive the dancers of movement, or make them invisible or absent?
Can we describe nothing with something, the same way that black can be described with white, or empty with full? Nothing, unimaginable as it is, incomprehensible and inconceivable, exists in our conception only as an imaginary, abstract Lack. Nothing as absence of something. Nothing as annulment. Nothing as repetition in a circle resembling a zero. Nothing filled with content that didn’t really happen – like a dream dreamt, like a nonsense story. Unreachable nothing, unachievable. But then again – clearly shown with mere frame. Nothing outlined symbolically. Using – for example – an emptiness of a wall framed with luxury frame. Or cinematic frame of shot. Narrative frame of story. Choreographic frame of space. Dancers frame of movement. Or with project Black, for example.less