Solipsism -(philosophy)- The theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
Life operates on three levels. There’s spirit/spiritual, mind/mental, and body/physical. Physically speaking, you’re reading this; mentally… learning. And spiritually, you’re educating yourself.
Solipsist, directed by Andrew Huang, is a “groundbreakingly” creative and executed vision of Solipsism. It’s a philosophy that believes there is nothing outside of the self. It’s all about you, your spirit that births your mind, that shapes your physical world around you. An Inception of sorts; you are the only one that knows the truth, you live and create in your world. Only, in Solipsism, it’s not a dream.
Scene 1 / Spirit / Spiritual
Andrew Huang and the staff did an excellent job all around. This story and it’s visuals truly embody the philosophy of Solipsism, and honestly, the basis of any credited philosophy. Beginning with two, think of them as the seeds, or the left and right brain. They are the spirit. It’s interesting that Andrew chose to go with two women to represent the spirit, rather than a man and woman. As they begin to move in unison they create life in all it’s beauty until climax; The Big Bang.
2nd Scene / Mind / mental
The film transitions from spiritual, to mental. Water. That’s incredibly symbolic of there being a constant connection between all life. Rather than the invisible air, water is tangible in every way. The life here are the thoughts, ideas, emotions, morals, and values all connecting the dots and building the framework of self, on a mental level. Final shot, success.
Finale / Body / Physical
Notice where we start. The connection is less, it’s the most human, the most physical. Still, the connection is able to be made, the same as in our daily lives. Our relationships, most notably marriages. Two becoming one. Pure excellence how Andrew and the staff illustrated this connection on every level. The makeup full of color to show all that we’re made of- the beach setting to show direct relationship between the three realms and each other- and the erosion into dust that collides for the Biggest of the Bangs inwardly, and outwardly. It’s the solid chain connected on every level. Body, Mind, and Spirit, exploding out into the world around them. Call it creation, call it art, call it life; either way it’s the change that impacts culture.
Shout out to the overload of color all the way throughout, and the film score that fit perfectly. If anyone is acquainted with Andrew Huang, I need you to connect the dots and pass the word. This film was pure insight for our visions that shape our sight. Appreciated.
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