I created this opening titles for the Jaume Balagueró´s new film “Muse”, a thriller based on the novel ” La Dama número 13 ” by José Carlos Somoza. The Dante´s Divide comedy has an strong presence on the “Muse” film since the main character, Samuel, has an special link with literature.
The opening titles are based on one of the Divine comedy´s infernos: The fate of suicides.Since the suicides have “denied the God-given sanctity of their bodies on earth,” they are deemed unfit for human form. The soul grows into an anguished and gnarled tree.
The placement of the soul is haphazard and disordered – “anywhere that fortune tosses it” – analogous to how the Suicides treated their bodies.The opening titles are a representation of this tate of suicides´s inferno, the human anatomy is the main character of the piece. Melted bodies forming abstract forms mixing and forming trees, nature elements and surrealist creatures inhabit this fiction.