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Prayers for Roadkill

Others United Kingdom 2021
By: Marianna Simnett

PRAYERS FOR ROADKILL draws its title from a line in Adrian Piper’s journal where she expresses empathy and fascination with the micro-violence that unfolds beneath the wheels of an automobile.

In Marianna Simnett’s stop motion animation film and intricate sculptures depicting hybrid human-animal creatures, she wields the aesthetic of vintage children’s television programming, soft play areas, and modernist asylums to explore the emotional and material entanglements of love and cruelty. To create the characters in her film, Simnett not only literally reanimates roadkill but reclaims – and thereby empowers – the image of the animal to plumb the depths of some of the darkest, most fundamental aspects of being human.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Prayers for Roadkill
Genre
Others
Release Date
01.01.2021
Country
  • United Kingdom
Length
6 Minutes
Color Format
  • Color

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Director
Marianna Simnett
Marianna Simnett is an internationally acclaimed British-Croatian visual artist living and working in Berlin. Her interdisciplinary practice includes video, installation, performance, sculpture, … More

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