Soraya Abbar

Coming from a video and conceptual background, the portfolio shows a predominant category in film making and experimentation with video. The progress with video and film projects gave the portfolio versatility and an adaptive edge in terms of how ideas could be used. This allowed achievements and acceptances into various exhibitions, international film festivals, events, press, global companies, agencies and brands.

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Dark Sea

The work aims to demonstrate an aesthetic view point of isolation and death. The girl who goes into the water (seemingly to die) has been portrayed in a graceful tone, and seems as though she is calm and ready to go. 

The use of a 'Doppelganger' was put forward by having another girl who appears to oppose her. She dressed in the same clothes and has similar features, but is shown as a shadow self that accompanies her. It becomes a confusion between the two and if they are one. When the girl meets her doppelganger under the water she dies, leaving behind the remanence of her foot prints that get washed away by the shore.   
The piece works with the edges of invisibility, making it appear out of focus to achieve the absence of definition. The appearing and disappearing of the person(s) through a blurring image is what brings this idea forward to portray the character. 
Drowning theme and the death of a woman is also why the piece was shot with this technique. By shooting it romantically (at night by the sea) and having a blurring environment, the piece maintained an aesthetic and representational view-point.
Time duration: 4 minutes 9 seconds
Video Installation: Dark room,  1 video projector
Location: Red sea Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
Below are jpegs of the installation and how its was set up, stills from the piece, and the video for viewing. 
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