Climbing Centre/Church Scene

Exploratory Scene Photo
Laser Quest Scene Photo

The scene into which the cameras move is difficult to identify immediately. There are strangely textured walls, and the architecture is intriguing and abstract. It is not until two climbers are seen that the location is revealed as a climbing centre. P verifies the purpose of the building by testing a rope but this unsettles him by sounding like a chain.

The climbers are dependent on (and connected to) each other; their twinning resembling the relationship between the subjective and objective cameras. Visual clues such as this occur throughout HyperFilm, and cryptically suggest the outcome of the story.

When P rounds the next corner, however, he finds that it is in fact a converted church. A climber dangling helplessly from the ceiling alerts him to his misconceptions, and he exits the scene with renewed uncertainty.