“Crushed by the pressures of being 24 in the 21st century, a young woman dreams of a perfect version of herself in the perfect world.” Mundania follows the tale of a young woman who, with her perception skewn by social media, falls victim to her fantasy of an alternate perfect reality. Slowly her illusion engulfs her, until one day she vanishes without a trace. Mundania is a modern sci-fi tale exploring sexuality, creativity and competitiveness in the age of social media, and the need to build an authentic identity for ourselves online.
Shown at the BFI (British Film Institute) on 24th August 2018, this video is the first part of 2 projections that formed a 360 igloo installation.
Dir: Jocelyn Anquetil
Music: Frau Bonk & Pocket Mouse
Soundscape: Jack Towell
Camera: Olivia Lynch
Grade: Alex O'Brien & Megan Lee
Ellen 1: Charlotte McLean
Ellen 2: Rosie Atkin
VO: Eva Bradley-Williams
Jocelyn Anquetil is a London-based visual artist and filmmaker whose work explores the ever-blurring lines between live experiences, online and digital media, both conceptually and in process. Her surreal, hyper-saturated works have been displayed at the Royal Academy (London), CENT-QUATRE (Paris), Gazelli Art House (London) among others, alongside works by Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Bob and Roberta Smith and Douglas Gordon.
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