A Rarekey Pictures Production


R is a successful photographer living in New York City. After being diagnosed with ‘Pixelated Vision’, a rare modern visual disease, she struggles to adapt to the disruptive stages that affect her everyday life. 
Her fondness for photographic relics and her seemingly self-imposed loneliness, intensify this sense of loss and isolation. 
 Through a voyeuristic pastime - taking pictures of the building across from hers every night - she creates a ritual that helps her maintain some sort of human connection.

Human communication and isolation have always been fascinating and thought-provoking concepts for me. Additionally, the loss of sight, was also a disquieting idea. I immersed myself in the work of neurologist Oliver Sacks, particularly in his book Hallucinations, where he explores the mystery of sensory distortions, and their cultural impact. 
These threads converged into a fictional modern condition, the Pixelated Vision: visual processing becomes a series of low-res digital images of fast-paced events surrounding us every day in our current society. A world where technology has disrupted the way we interact with each other. That is visually represented by the windows in the facade of the building across the character’s apartment. It creates a mosaic of screens where the lives of strangers’ display, inspiring her voyeuristic pastime.

As someone living in New York City, that landscape with millions of little windows has always been captivating to me.  A broad city with so many lights and lives within, that perfectly underscores the harsh contrast between success and alienation.   Communication, connection and loneliness are universal topics we go back to again and again in our stories. What changes around us every time we revisit these themes and how does our perception of them shape our culture/selves?