animistica

V'18

animistica

Nikki Schuster
A/D/Mexiko, 2018
Shorts, 7min, kein Dialog

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animistica

Nikki Schuster
A/D/Mexiko, 2018
Shorts, 7min, kein Dialog

Screenplay: 
Nikki Schuster
Sound: 
Sebastian Müller
Editor: 
Nikki Schuster

Production: 
fiesfilm
World Sales: 
sixpackfilm
Distribution in Austria: 
sixpackfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

In our digital age, the boundaries between still and moving photography, and between animated and live-action footage, are becoming ever more blurred and indecipherable. Nikki Schuster plunges us into a continuous, impossible “flow” that has been constituted from the incessant morphing of macro-photographed, static details: insects, fluids, hair. Adding to this hypnotic artifice is an elaborate sound design composed from clicks, groans and roars. ANIMISTICA is a film well in tune with current ecological speculation on the anthropocene, and all the other types of life that lie beyond the strictly human realm. (Adrian Martin)

With FAUSTO