Phillip Birch – Office-Shadow

<p>Phillip Birch has produced six short films that take place on a single floor of a computer generated office building. Each video acts as a single chapter of a longer narrative which is told through the point of view of a first person perspective. Using this perspective, Birch is utilizing the language of video game design, which allows the viewer to project themselves into the space as if they are themself the protagonist. </p> <p></p> <p>This office building is populated by a group of human beings that appear as shadows as well as a group of monsters that the protagonist interacts with. The videos draw on Jungian psychology, the mundanity of office work, the visuals of Role Playing Games and the language of Greek mythology to create a world that is at once familiar and unfamiliar.</p>