Unfolding is an experimental short film, reflecting on the relationship between nature and humanity through an absurd VR yoga session from the year 2070, taking place in a surreal scene in which a figure undertakes a variety of bodily positions at the instruction of an off-screen narrator - a personification of air. The narrator of air reverses the typical human versus nature hierarchy. An engagement with the ‘other-than-human’ creates a meaningful opportunity to embrace imagination and reflect on previously ingrained assumptions towards the natural world. Through this film the audience is encouraged to reflect upon their previous perspectives towards nature as a passive agent. Instead, in this work, nature is acting upon them.
U N F O L D I N G, 2023, 4K video, 14:41, color, with sound
Directed, Written & Director of Photography ANNE FEHRES
Written & Edited LUKE CONROY
Sound design & Music JIM ZWEERTS
Voice over editing & Set design ANNE FEHRES
AI, Graphic, Motion design & VFX LUKE CONROY
Sound editing & Mastering JIM ZWEERTS
Starring DAVID SEFERINO / MAROULA ILIOPOULOU / ANTHONY BLOKDIJK
Voice over ERIC BOWIE / EMMA TIGAN / BENJAMIN BRUNKEN / JULIETTE-MELODY HUGHES
The film will officially premiere during the International Film Festival Karlsruhe, which will take place from 19-23 April 2023.
Supported by Filmboard Karlsruhe