Outland – 2019
Vince Briffa
problematic: Water theme
description: OUTLAND is inspired by Homer’s Odyssey as a departure point for reinterpreting the indecisiveness of man and the complexity of human relationship. The film reflects on Odysseus’ refusal to accept Calypso’s offer of immortality and what it means to be human. The sea is the ultimate metaphor in the work - it acts as a fluid, reinforcing the instability of our choice between the security of ‘home’ and the lure of new horizons. Quote: “OUTLAND looks back to mythology to reference the emotional distress of leaving home, of moving from a perceived periphery to an unknown centre”.