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  2. Having recognised a kindred sensibility in McRae’s provocative work, Australian skincare brand Aēsop commissioned her to conceive a short film to coincide with their website relaunch. ‘Morphē’ playfully presages a new juncture for science and beauty, transforming an old Amsterdam church into a meticulously ordered space that references Aesop’s own laboratory. Here, a painstaking Scientist employs an assortment of gels, liquids, and weird contraptions to minister arcane beauty treatments to a sleeping Muse. At the edge of this world, the skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a new kind of super-sensory beauty treatment.

    McRae describes her film inspired chiefly by nineteenth-century scientist and philosopher Hermann von Helmholtz, and his revolutionary research on human perception: ‘Everything’, wrote Helmholtz, ‘is an event on the skin’. ‘I wanted to suggest a journey inside a world beyond skin care, one that involves farther realms of perception within the sensory landscape of the human body. The skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a new kind of super-sensory beauty treatment.

    Writer / director – Lucy McRae
    Producer – Holly Krueger
    Production Designer – Barnaby Monk
    Creative Assistant – Maaike Fransen
    DoP – Hessel Waalewijn
    Editor – Ine van den Elsen
    Original Music – Noia
    Line producer / 1st AD – Laetitia Migliore
    Costume Designer – Janneke Verhoeven
    Production Assistant - Holger Gons / Jack Yoern
    Project Manager – Dan Honey
    Art Department – Maya LaCroix / Frank Verkade / James Teng
    Muse – Cara To
    Scientist – Victor Helmich
    Casting – Sanne van Wersch
    Making of – Leslie Askew
    Lighting Design – Owen Kuipers
    Jib and dolly – Camalot
    Electrics – Het Licht
    Special thanks – Lotje Sodderland, Dennis Paphitis, Hiroko Shiratori, Pascale Thouzery and Lou Weis.

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