Space Suit of the Week

This week, I thought I’d share a few shorts featuring space suits or on some space-related theme. The first is Arrive by Elena Jil Osmann, the second is Starcrossed by Tactful-Cactus, and the final is The Lonely Astronaut by Benjamin Prichard.  Each short has a different conception and distinct portrayal of space, but all have something to do with isolation. Isolation may not be the most optimistic territory, but it’s a persistent theme for a reason that I haven’t exactly figured out over the past year.  My best guess is that space exaggerates physical isolation so that we easily understand the emotional isolation of some character. It is also surprising, even if it’s not novel, to ignore the technological wonder of space in favor of something that can be darker, more interesting or surprising.


4 Comments Space Suit of the Week

  1. STEFANIE May 29, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    wonderful, love the last one :)

  2. Benjamin May 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Just wanted to apologise for blocking the Lonely Astronaut for the while. I was the Director of Photography on the project. The Director and Creator was David Austen and I need to seek permission from him before allowing the film to be embedded elsewhere. I really appreciate your comments though.

  3. Ulrike May 30, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    You should definitely check Jeremy Geddes paintings “Redemption” or “The White Cosmonaut”, if you haven’t already… I think he is brilliant!

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