Bell Jarred - Alexander Fingrutd

Bell Jarred

Alexander Fingrutd | 2021 | 3 min 15 sec | US

Radar Vienna INTERNATIONAL Competition

Bell Jarred was filmed under quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic; showing the home as a container and smaller containers within the home depicts a state of confinement. The film is an indefinite cycle of passing time. Life thirsts for more as it rattles around inside recursive vivaria. Skeletal remains and empty plant pots become ominous gnomons outside. Home is a bell jar—we are its contained specimen. The viewer is placed inside a bottle, protected from precipitating events. Air and sun circle above carrion as dust collects on isolatory stillness. Tintinnabulation of bottles, curtains, locks, cicadas and wind chimes resonate within interior spaces.