Shapes of Things Before My Eyes

Shapes of Things Before My Eyes

The four-channel video work developed at the depot of Natural History Museum where the bountiful archive of artefacts from nature The rescue, surveillance and target machines are frequently used by military, governments or private companies since the early twenty-first century. Starting with the removal of grenades rests in Bosnia and first employments in Iraq and Afghanistan, today massive and global implementation is growing rapidly. Currently technological developments made these machines able to navigate in their surrounding environment, to perform behaviors or tasks, self-maintenance and to take decisions with a high degree of autonomy. The video was filmed through the eyes of a rescue robot Wowbagger, developed at the robotic department at the Graz University of Technology. Named after the famous immortal and arrogant character of Douglas Adams 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', this unmanned vehicle won several international robotics rescue prizes. For this video, it travelled (semi-)autonomously through the depot of the Natural History Museum, a bountiful archive of artefacts from nature spanning over two hundred years. This collection is both a laboratory in which restorers and researchers work together and a testament to the scientific vision of modern society as a constant process of constructing images of nature. With all its sensors (electromagnetic, chemical, gas, temperature), various cameras (wide-angel, zoom, 3D, infrared, night vision) and laser scanners, it reveals, learns, records and defines the space of its actions. A machine without humans and a space without life are a constant confrontation with the apocalyptic image of the human construction of the world.

Running Time
37 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Short
Dejan Markovic
Dejan Markovic
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Shapes of Things Before My Eyes» (14)

Julie M. avatar
Julie M.

Really good Short movie with a good cast!

Diana avatar

Absolutely outstanding true movie! Will watch it again and again!

Betty West avatar
Betty West

Dejan Markovic did great job! This film is a visual spectacle with beautiful wide shots and a great storyline!

Juan avatar

Exceptional in Every Way. One of the Best Films !

Mildred L. avatar
Mildred L.

I forgot I was watching a movie..

Helen G. avatar
Helen G.

My life is forever changed due to this movie.

Amy Bowman avatar
Amy Bowman

I hope that this film stands the test of time because it is "classic" material.

Alexander Walters avatar
Alexander Walters

I can honestly admit that it was better than I was originally expecting!

Debra avatar

This movie definitely catches your attention. The Screenplay Written masterfully by Dejan Markovic, is innovative & nail-biting.