SYNOPSIS: Our daily rituals are haunted by absence. signals: where do we go from here? imagines our private ghosts interrupting those routines. Do we hear their signals or are we too absorbed in the monotony of motion to notice? The film explores how temporal disruptions affect space and public routines.
DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT: Whether ghosts are real can be debated - and everyone has an opinion or a story- but hauntings are unequivocally real. We carry loss, regret and collective traumas within us. Horror films reference the uncanny, or 'the familiar made strange'. Daily routines are so ingrained in our psyche, that we lose sight of our surroundings and even ourselves, creating uncanniness within us. When something breaks our routine it piques our attention and renders the environment otherworldly and slightly off-kilter.
SIGNALS: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? is a visual poem about the intrusion of a haunting presence into the settings where we operate on auto-pilot. Maybe the routine hypnotizes us, making us susceptible to our unconscious fears. The hypnotizing effects of ritual can also prevent us from registering new sensations. What will you notice on your way home?