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Earthbound, 2021

Earthbound, Video, 2’56”, Material: Sourced Video Footage, 3D & Motion Graphics, VFX

Earthbound is the POV of an angel descending down to earth; veering between celestial folklore and dystopian visions of the future, the angel here is a messenger of affects and forewarnings. The angel’s voiceover is composed of tweets authored by the Angelicism01 clone Twitter accounts, set against an ethereal stage of sourced footage, 3D elements, and visual effects to recreate the contemporary “angelcore” aesthetic and subculture permeating Instagram and Tumblr. Angelcore is defined by unearthly, celestial, and dreamy imagery depicting angelic purity and holiness in contemporary fashion and internet culture. Simulation plays out through the film in the form of gaming environments, 3D rendering, and glitch effects.

Earthbound, 2021, Video still
Earthbound, 2021, Video still
Earthbound, 2021, Video still
Earthbound, 2021, Video still

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