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INCOMPLT

with Etienne Chambaud 

2016


Video (color, sound)
Duration: 31:12 min


Shot in a mountain forest in the Mexican state of Michoacán, the film depicts scenes from the annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies. In a pastoral-looking landscape covered with these intricately-patterned insects, a giant ice sculpture exists incongruously: a mound of individually carved objects. Its shimmering white surface constitutes a formal counterpart to the darker surroundings, its scale difficult to discern in relation to the landscape. Individual butterflies land on the ice, yet their response is equally difficult to read.

A film by Etienne Chambaud
Composer: Kit Vaughan Soden
Image: Vicente Pouso
Sound: Filippo Restelli
Line Production: Gaby López Dena