DIE AMEISEN DES MIDAS oder wie man einen Faun in eine Pflanze verwandelt / Le Formiche di Mida o della trasformazione di un Fauno in una pianta / ミダの蟻、または牧神を植物に変える⽅方法
will be a film essay I am currently working on.
Once upon a time there was a baby that was nurtured by ants. That baby turned into King Midas who wished and was granted the golden touch, which made him turn his daughter into gold.
MIDAS’ ANTS will be a filmic hypothesis about the turning points in occidental history when we ‘decided’ not to be part of nature anymore but rather in opposition to anything non-human. The film will trace stations: Actaeon who turned into a deer, Chiron the good Centaur, Daphne who turns into a laurel, Syrinx who turns into reeds and the Japanese Kalavinka, a bird with a woman’s head – will be ample indicators. The essay film will be shot with an iphone in Napoli, Roma, Firenze, Istanbul, Palermo, Caserta, Mantova, Iwate, Tochigi, Kumamoto, Tokyo, Tarquinia and Vienna.