“So many things come awake at night, when us two-leggeds usually go to sleep,” remarks philosopher David Abram in this collaboration with filmmakers Emma Davie and Peter Mettler. Based on Abram’s book by the same name, we head into Wyoming’s stunning wilderness to observe the nature of perception: to be all ears, eyes, and senses locked on our surroundings. Exploring how disconnected we have become from our instinctive, sensory roots, Becoming Animal proposes that technology not only mimics our ancient relationship with nature but also acts as a barrier between us. But could a film capture an act of transcendentalism?
We were joined at this one-off screening by co-director Emma Davie and cultural geographer Dr Amy Cutler.
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