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The Initiate (You) & The Mystics (Them) is an experimental documentary and biological audiovisual installation with ants that explores the phenomenology of anthropocentrism: a transdisciplinary visual discourse on the limitations and biases of human perception and the mystics of mundane social rituals.
The film explores the sociality of ants and the human limitation to reflect on them either as a model for efficient social labor or as an alternative hierarchical system where individuality has no meaning.
The human individual confronts the meaning of being social by reproducing fears and anxieties and projecting them onto the complex behavior of other animals. Our intention is to reformulate the post-human relation to ants as a ritual event without end, which seeks the return to nature: the transformation of human into animal.

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