A woman, a poet, by the name of Outis, finds herself in limbo with a headache and a writer’s block. As she walks in and out of the light she encounters her own reflection in different mirrors, which reveals her reflection to be something ephemeral and intangible. Through her journey towards self discovery she realizes that the reason why she can’t write or create, is because she doesn’t exist at all. This film is greatly inspired by existentialism and especially solipsism. Solipsism (from Latin solus ‘alone’, and ipse ‘self’) is the idea that only one’s mind is sure to exist, that the experience of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds are just an illusion.
Astrid Ellensdatter Mork-Knutsen is a Norwegian animation student, and artist. She was the leader of the international Animation Volda Festival in 2019. She will graduate with a bachelor's degree in animation from Volda University College in Norway the summer of 2021. Her art and animations are inspired by philosophy, existentialism and symbolism.