Pale of Night

1986, 5:57 min, color, sound

In this work, Bozanich pushes his interiority to an essential level, where it becomes paradigmatic of shifts between social and personal realities. Pale of Night is a psychodramatic tour-de-force, expressing the alienation and terror of the self. Bozanich's miniaturized and mediated rituals with pets and symbolic props enact our increasing reduction and isolation within microcosms — Bozanich uses his apartment as a metaphor for the self. As Camus said of Nietzsche's life, "thought alone, carried on in isolation, is a frightening adventure." Bozanich's illumination of his interior haunts is chilling and courageous.