THE KITTENS' TEA PARTY
In a quiet residential neighbourhood, the tension between domestic, wild and work animals is caught on home security camera, recorded through windows and souvenired in old postcards. A found-footage piece inspired by the internet’s obsession with pets.
MiruFiyu confections found-footage into allegories about banal violence and decadent melancholia. Clips of random daily life are recast as dramatic events imbued with cinematic qualities and mythic allusions. When the hard cuts and juxtapositions reveal a landscape of oppressive social control, mundane normal soon gives way to the surreal. MiruFiyu’s intention is not to subsume the original footage, and its first context, into a singular narrative or message, but rather to occupy the slippery terrain of found-footage ambiguity and metaphor.