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What About Me? Premiere Screening + Exhibition
9th September 2021 @ 18:00 - 21:00
T A P E Collective presents What About Me?
A premiere screening of a short film by Lois Stevenson, exhibiting alongside work by artist and knitwear designer, KNIT LYF.
What About Me? is a playful take on the many faces of heartbreak; a manic journey of self-discovery and a force of feminine energy. Inspired by an original concept by knitwear designer, Megan Sharples (Knit Lyf), it follows Sanaa, a heart-broken woman possessed by a destructive being, The Love Monster, who largely narrates the film through an internal monologue. The woman is consumed by her obsessive behaviour and unhealthy patterns: not leaving her bed, spending hours stalking her ex on Instagram, eating take-aways and crying into her pillow. All the while the monster gains strength, feeding off her paranoia and vulnerability.
Her thoughts spiral out of control until she screams at the top of her lungs, releasing the demon and transporting herself to another dream-like dimension. The release ignites an empowered sequence of expressive movements as she enjoys the dramatic and theatrical nature of her heart-broken soul. Her newly found voice breaks through: ‘You didn’t deserve all of that pleasure.’