A Demonstration

Currently in post-production.

Scheduled release in autumn 2019

Collaboration with Sasha Litvintseva. 

The first film in our long-term project Universal Syntax.

A Demonstration explores the emergence of monsters in early-modern science. The word “monster” comes from the latin “monstrare”, meaning to demonstrate, reveal or show. The film dwells on the proliferation of monsters during the 16th century - an important historical turning point in the taxonomization of the natural world as well as of the human body - as a negotiation of the ever-shifting threshold between the human and nonhuman.

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