RIT­UAL RE­UNION

EDGE - - AVANT GARDE -

The time­line of What Re­mains Of Edith Finch spans from the early 1900s un­til the mod­ern day. In those years, there has been so much tragic death in the fam­ily that it’s per­ceived by out­siders as be­ing cursed. To deal with their cir­cum­stance, the Finch fam­ily de­velop a rit­ual in which they seal up the dead per­son’s room like a time cap­sule, and build an­other room on top of it for the next per­son to live in. This has given the Finch fam­ily es­tate a bizarre ver­ti­cal­ity, slowly turned into a rick­ety tower of ram­shackle stair­cases and locked rooms. In this way, each mem­ber of the Finch fam­ily be­came an un­wit­ting ar­chi­tect, build­ing se­cret pas­sages and physics-de­fy­ing con­struc­tions. To look at the crooked ex­panse of the ar­chi­tec­ture as it stretches to the moon is to see the phys­i­cal form of the Finch fam­ily’s col­lec­tive per­son­al­ity.

Gi­ant Spar­row’s cre­ative di­rec­tor Ian Dallas is in­ter­ested in “ex­plor­ing undis­cov­ered places”

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