Image: 16:9 widescreen
Country of Production: Greece
Year of Production: 2007
Director: Polina Zioga
Producer: Polina Zioga
3d-animation: Nikos Nastis
© 2007 Polina Zioga
The video has taken its title from a story by Zhuangzi, the Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th century BC.
Starting from an intense personal experience, I draw from my clinical material, images which I transform into a pictorial journey. Central figure of the video is the butterfly, symbol of the soul and psychosomatic transformation, a small Odysseus, which awakes inside the body and takes us in new, dreamlike places, luminous or dark, natural or artificial, true or fake. For the purposes of this video, many different materials and techniques were used: magnetic X-rays of my brain, landscape-models created with artificial materials and then digitally photographed or video shooted and 3d-animation.
The video has been screened in:
"VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE .:Iridescent Worlds:." (Torino, Italy, 2010).
“Moving Frames Festival” (Mytilene, Greece, 2009).
“Videologies” (Tripoli, Greece, 2009).
“Platforma Video 08 International Film Festival” (Athens, Greece, 2008).
“Festival Miden” (Kalamata, Greece, 2008).
“Athens Video Art Festival” (Athens, Greece, 2008).
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