The Measure is a project that adapts Robert Creeley's poem of the same name into a science fiction tale of a scientist who becomes consumed by his pursuit to understand the nature of time and the possibility of time travel.
Through a cinematographic approach, the series examines the theme of obsession through the pain of frustration both mental and a physical. Exploring the clash of a pragmatic mind with an impossible limit, and the idea of becoming imprisoned by one’s own ways of reasoning. The images reflect the emotional weight that the character experiences as he’s perception of reality warps in his searches for questions without answers.
The project's narrative is divided into the character's POV, his scientific journal and experiments. Each working as a layer that adds onto another, creating a dramatic crescendo as the narration become increasingly erratic.
The end result is a juxtaposition of the character’s inner turmoil with the metaphysical elements that his experiments produce, a visceral trip into madness.
I am caught.
in the time
What we think of
we think of---
of no other reason
we think than
justo to think--
each for himself."