ISLE OF LOX SECOND SEASON 2013 BY LEYLA RODRIGUEZ & CRISTIAN STRAUB

Isle of Lox's second season explores further ramifications resulting from the tensed relationship between framework and identity. Which cut of which image is the true representation of which period of time? Mediaval Spanish mystic and friar Juan de la Cruz, more precisely his poem "The Dark Night", serves as an inspiration and a guideline in the creation of the three episodes "Without Light and Guide", "Senses Suspended" and "Members of the audience". Juan's poem is both, a cry for help and a doxology. The dark night is not only a metaphor, but can also be read in a rather profance way: the disorientation and different forms of anxieties experienced during long winter nights, the longing for light and closeness. The second coming of Lox also marks a change in the apparition of the main performers. Leylox and Krilox have evolved into Leyla and Cristian, whose striking resemblance to Isle of Lox Creators Leyla Rodriguez and Cristian Straub can hardly be denied.
In "Without Light and Guide" Leyla and Cristian are preparing the setting for a film they're about to shoot. Their main actor is a toy puppy named Dogggy. After doing some research and going underground for a while, Leyla and Cristian start searching the perfect reflection. Finally, soon after the film in film featuring Dogggy begins a saboteur emerges. He tries to fight the video-projection with his flashlight, he's an anti-projector. After a violent (and random) image-editing the screen finally collapses and makes way for a restart.

"Senses suspended" is a super8 sensory meditation which merges with it's creators, who are joyously jumping and celebrating the beauty of their film, while, at a different spot, a mute Leyla carries the flag of victory towards a performance space.