In this installment we talk about the making of Daniel Fawcett’s Splendor Solis, exploring subjects such as home movies, alchemy, tarot, narrative structures, autobiography and filmmaking as therapy:
“These are my inner images of myself manifested through others, through my relationships – people become symbols, as do places, animals, objects, sounds, music and everything else in the film. It could maybe be called a psychic self portrait rather than a home movie but then again in the universe of our work the image of the home is always a metaphor for the self so it results in the same thing.”
“The film is a retort, the footage is the material with which I work but ultimately that material is an externalisation of inner work, it becomes something I can see and physically manipulate, explore and transform, and through doing so, allow deep psychological changes to take place within myself.”
Read the full text:
An Interview in 12 Parts. Part 5: Splendor Solis
Many thanks to Exploding Appendix’s Bradley Tuck for his ongoing support and collaboration!
Daniel & Clara