THEIR WORLD IS NOT OUR WORLD

Their World is Not Our World is a short film that has been screened in festivals and museums and also adapted for installations that incorporate photography, multi-channel video and sound. The film is set in the Oostvaardersplassen, a controversial man-made “wilderness” just 30 kilometers from Amsterdam. The Oostvaardersplassen is populated with animals bred to resemble extinct versions of themselves, including a version of cows back-bred by Nazis in the 1930s. Along with the animals, the main characters are a photographer who is obsessed with the animals, and her smitten assistant, who narrates the film. The work explores the boundaries between wildness and control and the human desire to connect with, but also to dominate, the Other.

A series of billboards were commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art to coincide with a three-channel video exhibition of the work in 2019.

Sound design in collaboration with Matthew Patterson Curry.