A war pilot crash-lands through his apartment window. When his wife returns from work, she discovers that her husband’s face has been replaced by an airplane turbine. He’s also fallen in love with their kitchen ceiling fan. To save their faltering marriage, his wife decides she will no longer let her humanity get in the way of love.
Tor-Finn Malum Fitje is a Norwegian artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. His projects are typically manifested through narratives in video and sound, although textual production is likewise an evident aspect of this process. His activity borders scientific research, a position strongly reflected in the finished artworks. Questions regarding the nature of sensory and linguistic reproductions, of metaphors and cognition, of myth and physical theory, and of poetry and the natural sciences, are reoccurring subjects of interest.
Fabrica Vitae is a philosophical film about the anatomical mortal body and the study of the nature of consciousness within this body. It questions what it is that makes us human. Seven diverse, world-renowned, pioneers in Science and Art talk about their life’s work. In encompassing life and death, with the body as their investigative tool, they have often had to break taboos and push boundaries. They don’t avoid controversy, but on the contrary, dare to take a leap of faith into the void, to tread on virgin ground and to tell an unheard and unknown story.
What is great filmmaking? In Light and Shadow. legendary cinematographers share their personal perspectives on what they do and what it means to them.