My Inner Wolf

  • Roel Wouters, Luna Maurer
  • Netherlands
  • 2019
  • 5 min
  • Interactive
  • World Premiere
  • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab Program
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The website My Inner Wolf creates a looping representation of the experience of absence seizure—first moving into the brain, then back into the world. The playful animated images, which bring to mind cut-and-paste collages, are accompanied by Joep Beving and Suzanne Ciani’s music. We see a table with a man, a woman and a child. The camera slowly zooms in on the child, and then takes a tumble into its mind. Here it appears that the so-called “absent” brain is actually very active.

The representation of absence is partly created by the audience: everyone who opens the website on a smartphone gets a chance to fill up every surface in the image with their own photographs. Every click prompts a request for specific input: a shiny surface, a bucolic landscape, your inner wolf.

Credits

  • 5 min
  • Spoken languages: No dialogue
  • Subtitles in: English, Dutch
Created by
Luna Maurer for Moniker, Roel Wouters for Moniker
Director
Roel Wouters, Luna Maurer
Co-director
Maartje Nevejan
Production
Willemijn Cerutti for Cerutti Film
Executive producer
Roel Wouters for Moniker
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IDFA history

2019
World Premiere
DocLab Domesticating Reality
IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
DocLab Program

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