CLOSE THE EYES

An investigation into the impact of dreaming (and it’s lack) on the individual and collective psyches. Beginning in the city of Vienna, which is posited to be a gateway to the underworld, the film builds a psycho-geographic map from experiences, encounters, reflections and observations. The film opens within the space of a dream located in Dr. Sigmund Freud’s office at the turn of the twentieth century. The viewer is introduced to an eclectic cross-section of the Viennese public – who discuss their perspectives on dreams, the unconscious, and the resulting effect on waking life. Each encounter reveals a new pathway on the filmmakers’ evolving map. Conversations are interwoven with imagery and text inspired by the filmic history of dream representation, music, archival imagery and audio recordings.