Killian Butler

Fine Arts



A cryptid is a creature that is speculated to be real but whose existence has never been scientifically proven (for example, the Loch Ness Monster, Dobhar ChĂș, and Ogopogo). This film is driven by the fear of the unknown, the desire for new discovery, urban legends, clickbait, and the feelings that these instil in people. 

Folk tales related to bodies of water and the things that may inhabit them have shaped and informed our existence for millennia. THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME delves into the associations of mystery and suspense surrounding these bodies of water. My work looks at how these ideas are structured and plays with them through distorted and distended fictional narratives, as well as through notions of observation and suspension of disbelief.