Mint Condition

2015
HD video, stereo sound, colour
9 min 15 sec

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The film points at the proximity of the promises of technology to those of religion. The three characters of the film are a surprise egg, a radiologist and a poet. While the egg reveals his unfulfilled death wish, the story gradually shifts to the radiologist’s failure in rendering the world transparent, picturing his transition from a foggy adolescent to a middle-aged man who wishes daily to go beyond the limits of human perception. The poet is the radiologist’s sidekick and a reminder of his past artistic endeavours. He is the Sancho Panza to the Don-Quixote. The radiologist’s machinery eventually reveals what could or perhaps is under the surface.

Poem by Farnoosh Fathi
Astrology by Rob Brezsny; Free Will Astrology
Voice over by Roberto Santaguida
Sound design by Sam Lubicz
Sound edit & mix by Jamie Teasdale
X-ray footage by Fabien Léonard
Colour corrected by Joji Koyama