Is the sound of the hammer hitting the anvil a natural conclusion, or a teller’s choice?

A film by Die Wolke Art Group and Vitruvian Thing “Imago” Episode I: Orientation. ©2015 Die Wolke Art Group NPO. Music ℗+© 2015 Dani Joss.

Synopsis

Imago is meant to be a multi-part hybrid of video dance and short film. This first part is titled Orientation, and is the introduction to the nameless character’s abduction, who finds herself literally inside a story constructed by the main unseen antagonist, The Engineer.

The story must be completed, and to accomplish that she has to interact with a room where semiosis and metaphor come to life. The themes of transformation, self-image, and imagination are articulated through action, motion and its interpretation, original music, and The Engineer’s haunting voice.

Credits

Written and directed by Dani Joss

Cast
Drosia Triantaki
Luke Prodromou as The Engineer
  • Choreography: Drosia Triantaki
  • Cinematography, editing, compositing, VFX, colour: Dani Joss
  • Set design, 1st AC, VFX, compositing, animation: Aliki Iosafat
  • Costumes/Makeup: Meni Kourbeti
  • Sound design: Alfonso De Grandis
  • Audio mastering: Apostolos Siopis
  • Production sound, mixing: Dani Joss
  • Prop artist: Rinette Iosafat
  • Post production direction: Occam's Sharpener Media
  • Computer Voiceover: Rhiannon Morgan
  • Music composed, recorded, and mixed by Dani Joss
    • "Pre-echo"
    • "Looking Glass"
    • "Orientation"
    • "Turbulence" parts I & II
    • "Spiroid"
    • "Post-echo"
    • Musicians
      Elektra Miliadou
      Nana Kouli
  • Produced by Die Wolke Art Group / Vitruvian Thing


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Awards and Nominations

Official Selection: Athens International Digital Film Festival 2015. Athens, Greece. Official Selection: Delete TV 2016. London, UK Official Selection: Golden Sun Festival 2015. Malta Official Selection: The Monthly Film Festival 2015. Glasgow, UK Official Selection: Short Waves festival. Poznan, Poland

Nomination for Best Experimental Film: The Monthly Film Festival 2015. Glasgow, UK Official Selection: Dança em Foco 2016. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Official Selection: C-Screen Festival. Cerdanyola-Barcelona, Spain Official Selection: European Film Festival, Moscow Official Selection: Toronto Arthouse Film Festival. Toronto, Canada.

I’VE LEFT YOU SOMETHING...

“With Imago, we attempted to infuse a narrative element to the video-dance genre and, in doing so, steer it towards a cinematic feel. Essentially an experimental film, we attempted to create an ambivalent state regarding the interpretation of body motion: it oscillates between the abstract nature of contemporary dance and the in situ action of the character. To achieve this, we created a protagonist that embodies an aspect of artistry, and set up a world to be explored that she can react to, utilising non-inconsequential narrative structures and semiosis.”

©Die Wolke Art Group 2015. Code design by dani joss. www.danijoss.com / Graphic design by aliki iosafat. Created by Occam’s Sharpener Media.