The idea of the Zone is something very interesting and particularly when it has to deal with the interactions of its inhabitants living in this environment. My film research looked into some Science Fiction and Psychological Drama films by director Andrei Tarkovsky that really brought up the idea of these two cities separated by a boundary and once the boundary is cross we encounter something unknown or even hostile. Also the psychological distortion of realities.
The idea of the third Orciny City in the novel The City & The City (China Mieville) also makes me think of border city that it’s the link for the other two cities.
This short filming project deals with different characters and different personas depending where we are, what we are doing and whom we are with. As I walked along one of the ends in Brick Lane and started to take some shoots and record small pieces of filming, I found many people feeling unease, did not want to be filmed and started to feel intimidated, upsetand even some kept looking at my moves. The film deals with the uneasy feeling of being followed and introduced the idea of the ‘Stalker ‘and the ‘Victim’. The stalker reads the site through the victim’s moves and through the power of gaze start to fight back and fight against the stalker, it became interesting how both fight to control the situation and intimidate one another to gain control of the situation. At the end the victm gets control and run away from the scene.