Sleep paralysis is a condition which effects many of us when falling in or out of a deep sleep, it can effect you in so many different ways and can be quite terrifying in itself in the build up to having a good nights sleep.
Devil In The Room is a mixed-media short film about sleep paralysis, completed in 2013. The film uses stop motion animation, live action film and projection mapping techniques to evoke and explore the worlds experienced between sleeping and waking.
Throughout my own research and development of practical work, I am starting to research into the effects of sleep paralysis and trying to understand truly how it can make a person feel and react. With distortion being a large aspect of this ‘disorder’, I want to experiment and look at the effects of this eerie nightmare.
This video from the sleep paralysis project website explores the depths and inner understanding of just how tormenting and disturbing it can be to deal with.
As a sufferer myself and earlier this year finally dealing with the horrible depths of the ‘nightmare’, I feel I am really able to understand and relate these personal experiences through my own practice.