“A lone construction surveyor navigates the mysterious lower level of a soon-to-be demolished building. Burdened with the task of mapping the infrastructure’s ancient network of utility lines and deteriorating foundation, he descends deeper into paranoia as his measurements begin contradicting his findings.”
I love the way this video portrays the collapsing of inner space of the mind with the subtle arrangements of seemingly functional infrastructure. The video takes on a magical realism twist towards the end wherein the ghosts from our past – imbuing man-made structures with magical qualities – come back in a visceral way. If anyone has ever worked third shift in an industrial space built solely for utility, you know that these seemingly innocuous forms can take on lives of their own. Set to Kyle Yip’s inherently nocturnal downtempo track “In My Room” is a visionary force.