“In the Fray” explores early film making mediums and digital technology. With Alice and the rabbit, the viewer is lured down a hole and into a tunnel where they experience series of analogue and digital abstractions. Like the phrase ‘internet rabbit hole’ where infinite search engine paths lead to disorientation, the title phrase “In the fray” can also suggest a struggle, a deconstruction and re-arrangement of form. This idea is captured by transitions between scenes where geometrical shapes morph and change. Like the title and themes in Carroll’s iconic story Alice in Wonderland, what and who emerges from the hole is inevitably different and forever changed.
Directed by Allyson Lorraine Glenn (Canada)