A human-sized, androgynous, ingenuous puppet sees the daily life of five characters who barely seem to notice it.
They are all equipped with technological prostheses which, to varying degrees, help them live: an artificial leg, a pacemaker, an ocular implant… Or more simply headphones, Smartphones, a virtual reality headset…
Despite their obvious loneliness, we gradually come to understand that these characters are all interconnected. Maybe even to the puppet itself, whose face has the strange capacity of changing according to the situation and its surrondings…
Through the pixilation technique, the movements of the puppet will be perfectly smooth and organic, whereas the humans around it will be animated with strange and jerky movements. In a both playful and subversive way, our ordinary world is thus questioned through the gaze of SWAMP.
15 min I Expected for 2020 I Color
Production Films de Force Majeure (FR) I KGP Production (AT)
Ciclic Animation (production support) I CNC – Nouveaux médias (development support) I City of Marseille I Procirep – Angoa
Written and directed by Paul Wenninger
Producer Jean-Laurent Csinidis