Art Blog - Evan Viera - Empty Kingdom

Evan Viera’s Caldera is a vividly serene personal recollection of mental illness. Executed beautifully in animated form… Watch it all unfold after the jump.

Official synopsis can be read as follows:

“SYNOPSIS

 

Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.

 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

 

CALDERA is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. CALDERA aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.”

View the entire short film down at the bottom of this page.

Art Blog - Evan Viera - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Evan Viera - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Evan Viera - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Evan Viera - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Evan Viera - Empty Kingdom

Short film for CALDERA.

Caldera, 2013

Evan Viera


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