The challenge was to create a dramatic experience that matches the bold imagery of David Cronenberg’s films. The following films inspired my approach: Shivers, Rabid, Scanners, Videodrome and The Fly.
I am intrigued by the sci-fi horror films that David Cronenberg produced in the early stage of his film making career. The way he conveys tangible horror and grotesque phenomena are direct and impactful.
Due to his keen interest in science, especially lepidopterology and botany, an organic and disturbing visual sensation is depicted vividly in his films. In diving into his films, I noticed that the main characters all lacked moderation in what they were pursuing, so tragedy was inescapable. Therefore, for the overall visual, I developed a series of disturbing black and white photos with distorted human figures and slice marks to present Cronenberg’s twisted perspective on human experiments and their evolution.