Metaplasma: a keselyû file
In this film, dystopian narrative as an artistic approach connects nature and culture in a way that blurs the definitions which the first term exclusively connects with animals and the second with humans. The perspective shifts somewhere between human and animal, civilized and wild, conscious and instinct.
Griffon vultures were almost extinct in Serbia. But a group of biologists has found a way to help their population return, embarking on a project that requires tedious work to track and monitor the birds. Scientists gaze tolearn, while artists do so to convey a message. In cinematography, the gaze of a filmmaker goes unnoticed, as does the gaze of scientists quietly watching their object of attention. “Metaplasm: the vulture files”, combines and compares the captured and found footage of the filmmaker and the scientist, who observe the animal, opening the space of transformation to happen: It turns the bird's gaze back to the observer.