Video, 00:02:00, 2015
Anteeksi is a short film which simultaneously seeks and refutes forgiveness. We see a figure alone in space projecting an extreme of emotion, does his apology fall on deaf ears? The sparseness of the work allows the character’s desperation for certainty to dominate the space; through this physical process he attempts to accept the futility of his actions whilst demonstrating that he cannot quite recant his beliefs. A single-word soliloquy, he apologises for everything and nothing. We see a coexistence of opposite concepts, how to be both? Anteeksi / Sorry is a protest apology, a dissonance is revealed. The character denies the existence an authority that bestows forgiveness, yet in the very act of apologising he betrays his disbelief.