Thirst is a video work about desire and the suffering it causes. About a love-hate relationship with the physical body and lost innocence.The video is inspired by Taṇhā, a Buddhistic concept that literally translates to thirst. It stands for desire, longing and craving.
Craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence and craving for non-existence. Taṇhā is seen as the cause of all suffering. The video shows a series of close-up shots of glossy organic shapes, alternated with vague storylines of bodybuilders and skeletons on a quest for happiness.
Filip Anthonissen Director