In the Mood For Love
A sequential design project and personal interpretation of the Wong Kar Wai film, In the Mood for Love. The tightly-spaced hallways, steep stairwells, and complicated angles of buildings force the main characters to notice one another. In these moments, the environment controls their situations.
Style Frames 2018
The two characters, as well as their observers, are constantly trying to figure out the nature of the emotions taking place, questioning the reality of their desires. This storyboard takes the elements of the sensations of the story, represented through vibrant patterns, and slowly folds what seems like flat pattern work into an environment that houses these impressions. The folding of these shapes represents the two characters’ organized and choreographed action to control their emotions.
The film displays fleeting moments, burried in a memory that is both fond and tragic. The concept plays around what visual memories feel and look like, “blurred and indistinct.” The non-linear timeline reflects how humans remember who we were at a time in the past, or how we will be in the future. The sequence displays memories as textures from the film. It has a continuous flow of seeing and not seeing, until building into a “box” that holds these memories. The transitions are brief, before moving to the following contours of what we make out the form to be, both visually and symbolically.