'Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.'
- Mary Oliver
'Black Spot’s phantasmagoric imagery plays with themes of bleakness, loss and the artist’s condition, which both feed and devour. Lucy appears to be battling her own good and evil, externalised by half-creatures and fantastic beasts, accepting the madness and allowing the dance to unfold. An exquisite portrayal of Lucy’s delicate darkness.'
- Thaya Bedford
‘I’m unable to be kind
with this black spot on my
so I sharpen up my claws
to remove these evening thoughts’
- Lucy Kruger
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The film was shot in Port Elizabeth, with a team of local artists, who transformed an old warehouse into a surreal and infinite space that would become home to a cast of necessary creatures.
‘Black Spot' explores that part of ourselves that we often ignore.
The room in the house that we carefully open to squeeze something in, then quickly shut again so that it doesn’t all come tumbling out.
We breathe a sigh of relief and promise to sort it out soon.
Perhaps we can forget for a while.
How many ways are there to distract yourself?
From these precious, terrible things that we cannot look at but cannot bring ourselves to discard.
The room becomes too full. Whatever is inside begins to knock in the night, disturbing our determined peace. The sound begins to play through our conversations, scoring our dreams, seeping into our baths.
We will bravely open the door.
Or our beloved barricade will rupture
something intricate and confusing and ugly and illuminating and electric and where did my lungs go and where did all this breath come from
that washes over us, through us, in and around
and we have come home
and will we go back and did we ever leave
an open door to a quiet room that is just the same and entirely changed.
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