by Elise Jason
Existentialism for Babies is a textural and experimental delve into the question “what does it mean to survive?” In collaboration with local composer Mustafa Rafiq, novice filmmaker Elise Jason dips their toes into their own childhood oncological trauma (and filmmaking) with their former pediatrician Dr. Melanie Lewis. Created using found footage and the decaying footage of their childhood from their parents’ closet, Existentialism for Babies attempts an honest look at trying to survive surviving.
This performance is available online right here on the Found Festival website anytime between July 2 and July5. Enjoy at your own pace!
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