Blue Lake Girl

Blue Lake Girl

Jissoji smears the lens with lubricant often, in order to intervene in our perception of light, itself splayed across this phantasmic landscape in malformed shapes and refracting streaks -- of course, he's creating a direct relationship between our sense of subjectivity vis-a-vis the Vertigo-esque perspective taken by out protagonist painter in attempting to reimagine and project in all manners the love he lost. Onto the canvas this goes, through his dreams, and inevitably these protuberances crystallize from spectre to body, and the victim of this gaze, their representation, becomes subsumed by a hauntology that Jissoji cakes the very film with. Undoubtably an homage to the Hitchcockian sensibilities that have coursed through his playful mannerisms and fascinations regarding identity, specifically its weight under the eyes of others.