by Sarah Hanssen
Away Out tells the story of a post class-divide dystopia where time travel is the only hope of a future. A Woman takes drugs that allow her to experience memories anew, but she soon finds that she has the power to manipulate these memories with the force of her emotions.It was inspired by La Jetée, the 1962 French science fiction featurette by Chris Marker, constructed almost entirely from still photos, that tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel.
Sarah Hanssen’s film and video works have shown at festivals, museums and screenings around the world. She received her Masters of Fine Art in film and video at the Massachusetts College of Art. Her writing has been published in The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and The Curator.