Nonspace Canon - beta - 2019, 12 min 30 sec.
Oh, it’s you. I wasn’t expecting you quite yet. You are not a stranger or much of a traveler. I know you and have walked with you. Will you come here to stay?
Chapter One - montage
Do you come here, to the nonspace, to feel joy? Or pain? Or both?
How long after we’re declared overdue can we expect a rescue?
Hudson, just relax. Now I want you to get on a terminal and call up some kind of floor plan file, do you understand? Construction blueprints, I don’t care, anything that shows the layout of this place, are you listening? Listen to me! Hudson, just deal with it, because we need you and I’m sick of your bullshit. I need to see air ducts, I need to see electrical access tunnels, sub-basements, every possible way into this complex. We don’t have much time.
Chapter Two - remembering
Do you remember falling into sky that had no end? You can see now, on the other side of a wall there is nothing. Your ideas are hollow.
You called this transcending peasant life and going into space, but can it be considered transcendence if you have no control over what happens to you?
This fantasy is so thin…look at the way you slip right through.
I’m sorry. When you leave this world, you will wake up falling.
Instead of leaving, why not stay? “Shuffle off this mortal coil.” Join me and remain this way forever.
Chapter Three - malaise
(“Benedictus” performed by the Tudor Consort)
Chapter Four - becoming
Lady Ophelia (without voice)
You like the nonspace because it mirrors your repression.
To refuse the body…is the perfect performance of human suffering.
It is a flagellation of the soul.