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ANIMORTIS

by

KALCYFI

 

ANIMORTIS

by KALCYFI

 

 

Kali van der Merwe

Simon Dunckley

 

 

Animortis is a journey into the realm of death.

 

In the expanding, contracting cosmic void, animal, bird and insect spirit-automata attempt to reclaim their mobility.

 

Guardian consciousness from the Animalia kingdom keep a watchful eye out.

 

This immersive film was created with found insect and roadkill corpses.

 

It speaks to our collective fate and current ecological crisis.

 

The abyss IS staring back at us.

 

 

 

 

CREDITS:

 

 

Up to a 100 million different species co-exist with us

 

We all depend on biological diversity for survival

 

 

This film was created with roadkill victims

and found insect corpses

 

 

 

Stop frame animation, Audio Edit

Kali van der Merwe

 

Visual Editing

Simon Dunckley

 

 

Noise, Final Mix

hashtag_blacknoise

Jacques van Zyl

 

Music

Warrick Sony

 

Additional music

Dax Butler

 

Astronomy photographic credit
ESO (European Southern Observatory)

 

 

Thank you

 

Amanda Jephson

Charl Laubscher

Jon Daamen

Niels Bastiaensen

Josh and Angela Miles

Neil Parkin

Claudette Barnes

Bionerds

Roadkill Skeletons

Philip John

Fuad Adams

Amanda Arp

Brian Amery

Sue and Jan Vingerhoets

Dominique Espitalier-Noel

Gabrielle and Benjamin Le Roux

Mark Davidson

Jutta Holzapfel

Kirren Dunckley

 

Many thanks to friends who alerted me to and collected roadkill animals that appear in this film

 

 

Originally produced for the

Centre for Curating the Archive,

University of Cape Town and

Iziko Museums of South Africa

for the Under the Dome Experimental Film Festival.

 

copyright KALCYFI

www.kali.co.za

 

 

 

Under the Dome festival is unframed, unidentified, unbounded, unconventional, unveiled, unpredictable, unexplored, underground, unquantified, unconstrained, unprecidented, uninhibited, unexpected...

 

 

ANIMORTIS is in the continued process of being distributed. WATCH THIS SPACE...

 

 

article by Sarah Middleton

 

information about the different films

 

Blog entry about exploration and inspiration

 

Mortis Animatis

Over the last 3 years, I have been stop frame animating roadkill animal and bird victims as well as insect corpses. These individual animations formed part of ANIMORTIS.

 

First shown at the AfTeR LiFe exhibition at Iziko South African Museum 2018 as part of a 3 channel projection

 

 

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