Is this not a representation of the momentum, the destructive force you so crave?
A film by Die Wolke Art Group and Vitruvian Thing “Imago Episode II: Symmetry.” ©2016 Die Wolke Art Group NPO. Music ℗+© 2016 Dani Joss.
The continuation of the protagonist’s exploration of The Engineer's mysterious installation, as she further realises the rules of the world she’s in. Mind games, metaphors, and nested storylines inform a narrative unique to the cinedance genre, in effect using sci-fi thriller conventions to inform the essay on the clash of postmodernism and neoromanticism at its heart.
As semiotic references abound, the protagonist credited as “Interpretant )(.I” must figure out how to affect the outcome of other narrative constructs that are being brought to life in a setting where causality is merely a suggestion. Additionally, forces from that world will appear to her to help, obstruct, or simply indicate, as she attempts to understand the rules and symmetries of her predicament.
Written and directed by Dani Joss
- Drosia Triantaki
- Constantinos Katsamakis
- Nana Kouli
- Luke Prodromou
- Foteini Kontouli
- Faedra Charalampidou
- Choreography: Drosia Triantaki
- Art direction, set design: Aliki Iosafat
- Chief set builder: Tasos Triantakis
- Makeup artist: Anta Nalbanti
- Costumes: Meni Kourbeti, Drosia Triantaki
- Photography, camera: Vaggelis Koumouris
- Asst. director, 1st AC: Eleni Chrysomalli
- Additional Photography: Eleni Choumou, Dani Joss
- 2nd ACs, still photography: Giannis Dimaridis, Melina Lukanidou, Lydia Douka
- Crew: Foteini Filoxenidou, Matina Sotiriou, Paul Avetisov, Elli Chatzicharalabous
- Exteriors lighting: Eleni Choumou
- Editing, Colour grading, VFX, Compositing: Dani Joss
- Animation, 3D design, VFX, Compositing: Aliki Iosafat
- Additional still image processing: Isaia Savvidou
- Sound design: Alfonso De Grandis, Dani Joss
- Audio mastering: Apostolos Siopis
- Production sound, mixing: Dani Joss
- Post production direction: Occam's Sharpener Media
- Also featuring: Foteini Filoxenidou, Elias Matalon, Lazaros Pliambas, Paul Avetisov, Stavros Economides
- Utterance dubbing: Matina Sotiriou
- Foley recording: Vitruvian Thing
- Stunt driver: Chris Captain
- Music composed, recorded, and mixed by Dani Joss
- "The Box"
- "Looking Glass"
- "The Machine"
- "End Credits"
- Lazaros Pliambas
- Traianos Papadopoulos
- Christos Grimpas
- Thanos Sideris
- Additional music: “Monuments” by No Brain Cell, composed and arranged by Thomas Petrou.
℗ 2014 Melissa Music. Used by permission.
- Location Sponsors:
- ALI Thessaloniki Microbrewery
- SKNIPA Model Microbrewery of Thessaloniki
- SOFIA STRAVELA / NANA KOULI Architectural Studio
- Produced by Die Wolke Art Group / Vitruvian Thing
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“With the “Imago” series of short films, 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.”