Ultraviolet

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    Ultraviolet

    Directed by

    USA, France

    2018

    9 min

    • Thai

    Fiction

    “One night, I was dreaming I was a scorpion. A scorpion happy with itself and doing as it pleased, unaware that I was myself. Soon, I was awakening and there I was, unmistakably real. Now I do not know whether I was myself when I was dreaming that I was a scorpion, or whether I am now a scorpion, dreaming I am human. Yet, between a human and a scorpion, there should be some difference! Don’t you think so?” A woman named Kanchana and several scorpions explore collaborative survival approaches in a posthuman future in which all living beings are considered equal. ULTRAVIOLET invites us to an encounter with other forms of life and experiences involving themes of interspecies sociability, the Anthropocene, the Capitalocene and speculative Fabulations. Inspired by a Chinese poem of the 3 rd century BC - written by Zhuangzi - "The Butterfly's Dream", ULTRAVIOLET conveys an allegorical narrative in which the parable and the fable unfold in a futuristic and enchanted world.

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    Cast
    Kanchana Ketkaew
    Thio Boonnark
    Seubsai Bhumiprathet
    Bunthawee Siangwong
    Titipong Pobiyam
    Free Sitthipanya
    Screenplay
    Marc Johnson
    Cinematography
    Guillaume Brault
    Editing
    Mehdi Lachhab
    Production
    FULL DAWA FILMS
    Marc Johnson

    Marc Johnson

    France

    Marc Johnson is a French artist engaging with interspecies sociability, collaborative survival, and the post-human and speculative fabulations, among other schemes. His work has been presented at the fifth Moscow Biennale, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, and the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.