Director: Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell
Length: 12 mins
The video work reflects the relationship people have with their environment and questions the genre conventions of the classic nature documentary. In contrast to traditional nature documentary, where capturing animals directly gazing into the camera is avoided, in this the film the directors actively seek to capture this gaze as a method to establish the animals as the other and a mirror of the viewer. What starts as a landscape and nature documentary turns into an experimental essay film that transcends genre boundaries, and thus undermines their predictable narratives. A hitherto familiar environment takes on strange characteristics and oscillates between stagnation and movement, realism and hypnosis, naturalness and artificiality.