IN THE HANDS OF PUPPETS / 2019
Single channel video, Full HD, color, dolby sound
Duration: 9 minutes, 34 seconds 

A computer-animated hand puppet has a conversation with several artificial identities about their feelings and social relationships. The film addresses how we relate to the virtual and share our intimacy with it. It foreshadows what could happen when artificial intelligence becomes more humanlike. This animated conversation, both literally and figuratively, is based on interviews with patients and care providers at a psychosocial hospital. Later the artists asked friends and colleagues similar questions. The format of the ‘online chat’ is used to address subjects like self-analysis, personality and anxiety.

Produced by Untitled Productions – www.untitledproduction.be

Written and directed by Sarah & Charles

Filmed before animation by Hans Bruch Jr.

Co-written and edited by Benjamin Deboosere

Production designer Thomas De Brabanter

Sound designer Jeroen De Meyer

With Caroline Daish

Sales/Print Untitled Production

Co-produced by KAOS

With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Festival screenings:

2021        FICBC - Balneário Camboriú International Film Festival
2021         Minikino Filmweek 2021
2021         2ANNAS ISFF 2021
2021         Ann Arbor Film Festival
2020        Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (SW)
2020        Leiden Shorts (NL)
2020        International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL)

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