Title: Praxinoscope Theatre of Horrors presents The Decapitated Head of Mr Doe
Praxinoscope Theatre of Horrors presents The Decapitated Head of Mr Doe is my reaction to the oversaturation of the digital media. As a filmmaker, I’m tired of creating digital work which is only consumed by audiences via the digital medium. Through this project I don’t want to demonize the digital media but to offer an alternative, a break from it.
In a way, my Praxinoscope Theatre is a take on techno-paranoia, a popular topic discussed by a variety of media formats, which in turn echoes my continued research into how current societal fears can influence horror imagery. Continuing with this theme my work took on a cyber-punk feel. Regarding the choice of the moving image projected by the Praxinoscope, I decided on a fetishized decapitated head of an old man as I’m also interested in the perversion of audiences. Finally, I wanted my MA project to showcase all of my creative experimentation I have conducted throughout this year including my newly developed interest in stop motion animation and sculpting.