THROUGH LEVIATHAN'S EYES
AA DIPLOMA 9 (2017)
Tutors: Natasha Sandmeier and Manolis Stavrakakis
We live in a time where cultural ideologies, aspirations and fears are as diverse and dynamic as ever. And yet, our world views are becoming increasingly singular, extreme, and sadly – polarised. Our media echo-chambers feed us personalised, self-affirming realities that keep us well within the boundaries of our own predispositions and assumptions. But what if the technologies that currently blind us, could somehow bind us together?
‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’ is an optimistic, speculative glimpse into a world where reality is constructed collaboratively. The film is a non-narrative tour through a near-future condition of ‘cityness’ imagining a rewriting of technological priorities; turning the blinding drive for personalised reality into a truly mixed reality. Here, the unstable, ever-shifting, yet somehow intelligent collective compose space in a constant state of re-writing and over-writing, that every so often, coalesces into an urgent, moving obsession. The city renders itself as a tangible, augmented palimpsest. A cultural manifestation of Hobbes’ Leviathan.
Direction + WRITING
Nathan Su & Bethany Edgoose
Helen Robinett Oxley, Annabel Spinks-Jones, Charlie Sturgeon, Chong Yan Chuah, David London, Stefania Montesolaro
Natasha Sandmeier, Manolis Stavrakakis, Chong Yan Chuah, Nicholas Zembashi, Sebastian Tiew