The Gap, 4K video, 3'00 excerpt (original 13'30), 2023

The Gap (2023) is a short film that was born out of a series of workshops held with students during an artist residency at Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) on the island of Curacao. The film centres around two queer protagonists, Jane and Rey, who find a message in a bottle on the beach. They read the message and try to decipher its meaning. The conversation leads them towards personal reflections and associative places when they decide to pen something back. The two close friends slowly explore the island whilst reflecting on the intricate nuances of looking, the subjective nature of framing reality and the imaginative power of language to shape understanding.

"This results in a sun-kissed and colourful film poem that explores the subjectivity of language and images" - Hugo Emmerzael

Supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) and Het Niemeijer Fonds.