pausefest 2020 | melbourne
CC-07 | 2020 | Design + VFX + Editing
We were invited to produce this work for Pausefest 2020 held in Melbourne Australia as part of their Motion Response initiative. Artists were asked to create an animated 90-120s short film based on the prompt ‘New Odyssey’.
We live in a world of instant, hyper-personalised consumerism, where a thousand thousand odysseys are made by data and objects every second of the day. In the not-too-distant-future, the city itself is a giant fulfilment centre. On reclaimed, re-wilded and digitally augmented land, pieces of the world are grown, dug up, melted, moulded, soldered, packaged and distributed by sentient machine networks. Everything is counted; every box on every shelf has its place in the system – and so do we. Maybe these production and distribution technologies will bring the world to our door without the carbon-miles, shrinking the world to a city and its surrounds. Or maybe they will disconnect us from our environments and turn the ‘source’ into a thing of myth. All this, to fulfil our smallest desires — say, a single egg for poached eggs on toast.
Concept + Direction
Bethany Edgoose + Nathan Su
VFX + Editing
2020 | Nominee | CGArchitect Awards (Comissioned Film)
2020 | Official Selection | Lund International Architecture FIlm Festival
2020 | Finalist | Animation Studio Festival
2020 | Official Selection | Pausefest Motion Response