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Directed by Marc Johnson

  • USA, France 2018; 9 min
  • Original version: Thai
  • Genre: 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.



    Marc Johnson