“You can’t make sound all of the time. There’s always going to be a gap, inbetween the activities of the day. Even between the tick and the tock, there is a second of silence”
Mandy was just trying to have a lovely day. Making some banana bread, writing their CV, trying to decide whether they prefer Chromatica or Sawayama. But something won’t leave them alone. There is something outside, and it’s desperately trying to get in. And Mandy knows that they can’t keep it out forever…
Man Around the House is the second short film by drag and performance artist Mandy Sweats. It is a surreal and uncomfortable depiction of one day that desperately wants to be normal, inspired in equal parts by Franz Kafka, The Balcony by Jean Genet and classic home invasion horror films.
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