Daithí Ó Cearbháill
‘Narcissus will live to a ripe old age, provided that he never knows himself.’
So, said the seer Teiresias to Leiriope, the mother of Narcissus. To know himself would be his demise. But why? What is wrong with knowing one’s self? It has issues when self-love turns to self-hate, isolation and mistrust. In this fictional film the protagonist struggles with self-love, and through various methods strives to improve.
This title sequence is concerned with drawing the audience in, by telling aspects of the story through various pieces of a large-scale fresco painting. Visually, it takes its inspiration from the works of Nick Thornborrow’s emulated fantasy fresco paintings. Narcissus is full of possibility and intrigue and subverts the natural frame of traditional painting through motion design.