Java Rhapsody, 5:29 min, B&W, Stereo, United States, 2017
Michael O’Donnell was educated in philosophy and industrial design. Created environments with lumina machines and film. Worked as an Industrial designer, comic artist, muralist, illustrator, and has exhibited experimental films internationally. Currently director/partner at Loose threads Cinema.
Ordinary persons are drinking coffee. Some appear lonely, or melancholy, or contemplative. Others appear to be in a hurry, but hurrying to where? A montage of multilayered, altered archival footage reveals ambiguous visual/auditory information exposing our limited capacity to perceive the world.