bryndc

@bryndc

Subdermia iv Parasomnia, 2017 Subject: @colapsism The Subdermia series was always the closest to home for me. I wanted to physicalise invisible/unseen illnesses through portraiture and capture the experience of these afflictions in short videoclips. It felt important and cathartic. This piece was my attempt to replicate the feeling of something strange I have suffered for years: exploding head syndrome. Weird name I know, but it's very real and has fuelled alot of my work. While asleep, something shifts within your skull/ear and the ringing it produces draws you out of sleep. You are paralysed as the ringing grows in intensity until it feels like your head is going to explode. The pain is very real and its effects are terrifying. Because you are not entirely awake yet, the brain tries to justify the sensation, to ground it in vivid hallucinations. I have had shadow figures trying to tear open my head ear first, skinless figures crawling across my bed, alien abductions, demons dragging me from where I lay, and many other terrifying experiences. What adds to the horror is once the experience ends the ringing remains for hours and the hallucinations can hang around even after being fully awake. You know when it's starting and all you can do is wait for it to end. Sound, editing, costume, video, all of it by me. . . . . . . #horrorphotography #film #cinema #movie #creature #macabre #dark #darkart #darkartist #video #vhs #monster #sleepparalysis #Subdermia #glitch #nightmares #fear #videoart #videoclip
mementomori002

mementomori002

Breathtaking

richiejunsui

richiejunsui

😯 How can you know for sure that those things are not truly real?

sheogorart

sheogorart

Must have been terrifying the first times ☹️

liafxart

liafxart

I am very sorry you suffer from this condition. Didn't even know it exists. You created something truly breathtaking from it though 👏👏🔥