REQUIEM FOR CORALS

By Maja Friis

 

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(Breathing Cynarina. Excerpt. 30 sec.)

 

 

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SHORT PRESENTATION

“Requiem for corals” is a cinematic installation. It is an aesthetic and nocturnal journey into a macroscopic underwater world of corals at the moment of exposure to climate change impacts, where these tiny colourful and moving creatures live on the verge of dying. A visual and ethereal dance macabre of current times’ severe reality in a world beyond imagination and beyond our field of view.

The project is based on makro-shootings of corals and inspired by scientific climate research about coral life and existence. The project is created in collaboration with coral scientist and underwater cinematographer Tom Schlesinger.

 

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An aesthetic and nocturnal journey into a macroscopic underwater world of corals.

Left: Framegrabs and excerpts from footage. Cinematographer: Tom Schlesinger and Maja Friis