Running Out of Cigarettes
It was when I found you, under the canopy of moonlight. A ratchet strap drawn between your neck and the woods above. My matter shifted. I held you close as you moved between this space, and a full stop. All that was left was everything. Everything was left but you. Running Out of Cigarettes is an ongoing exploration into trauma, duality, and existentialism, informed by an intimate encounter with the suicide of a stranger and an ongoing personal/family history with mental health. Moving between the familiar and uncanny Adrian walks with an unsteady footing in the world, using still imagery and written word to represent and articulate a fractured experience of the everyday and quotidian. No two eyes see the same and every space becomes place through a subjectivity of lived experience and an obfuscation of a world in flux.
Adam Bennett • Ilona Denton • Adrian Fear • Matthew Keenan • Justin Keene • Paul Railton •