“The More I Embrace Chaos, the Better”: Director Narcissister | Narcissister Organ Player
As you made your film during the increasingly chaotic backdrop of the last year, how did you as a filmmaker control, ignore, give in to or, conversely, perhaps creatively exploit the wild and unpredictable? What roles did chaos and order play in your films?
I have always employed and celebrated capital-C Chaos in my work, perhaps it’s a reflection of the world I find myself in, perhaps it’s a result of Chaos on many levels, both good and bad, being a constant in my family life. In specific terms, Chaos was my muse and my guide in the documenting of my family photos for my film. There were so many wonderful photos to choose from, I couldn’t possibly include even close to all of them. Chaos liberated me because I simply dumped all the photos onto my desk and turned the camera on and started moving them around with my hands spontaneously – no plan other than this, no fussy lighting, no order. I find that order is not the natural way of the/my world; the more I embrace Chaos, the better!
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Friday, January 19 at 3:00pm — Temple]