Peep Show

Eric Metcalfe and Hank Bull

1986, 09:50 minutes, colour, none


Humans don't exist anymore. There are only the animals left, searching through burned out ruins for the secret of human culture, searching for language. It is a world full of innocent violence, but also of calculated yearning. But the octopus loses his grip on the Air India flight recorder, unleashing a Pandora's box of snakes, birds and radio stations. A pecking order is established on a deserted human landscape, the Sphinx-like silence of the earth's body... Meanwhile at the seaside, Dolphin discovers the cunt-cave and leads us inside the body to the underground jungle. Here a final orgiastic battle erupts in the birth of a glorious new dawn.

Colour drawing and computer graphics animated by means of chroma key and camera movement. A narrative more on colour, movement and sexual obsession than on logicomoral narrative. No text.

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