Connor Fitzgerald

Towards the Sun (2021)

2 min 24 sec (excerpt) of 1 hour 10 minSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

TOWARDS THE SUN was roughly based on a collection of writing and drawings I did in 2020 titled Tilt Towards the Sun. The writing was done over a period of quite intense change and transformation. I felt like the foundations I stood on had collapsed... Through this film I thought about hope, coming out the other side. Acknowledging that moment, and moving through it. Looking back, looking forward. Coming to grips with beauty and terror. faith - doubt, pain - pleasure, love - heartbreak. Contrast brings clarity.”

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