Planet City Excerpt

On the occasion of Earth Day, watch a new 3-minute excerpt from our recent film ‘Planet City’.
The film is currently screening at MAAT Portugal, the Shanghai Biennale, and Cairotronica.
“Following centuries of colonisation, globalisation, and never-ending economic extraction, we have remade the world from the scale of the cell to the tectonic plate. But what if we radically reversed this planetary sprawl? What if we reached a global consensus to retreat from our vast network of cities and entangled supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis housing the entire population of the earth? Planet City explores the productive potential of extreme densification, where 10 billion people surrender the rest of the planet to a global wilderness and the return of stolen lands. Although wildly provocative, Planet City eschews the techno-utopian fantasy of designing a new world order. This is not a neo-colonial masterplan to be imposed from a singular seat of power. It is a work of critical architecture – a speculative fiction grounded in statistical analysis, research and traditional knowledge. It is a collaborative work of multiple voices and cultures supported by an international team of acclaimed environmental scientists, theorists and advisors. In Planet City we see that climate change is no longer a technological problem, but rather an ideological one, rooted in culture and politics.”
Director: Liam Young
Production Design: Liam Young
Visual Effects Supervisor: Alexey Marfin
Costume Director/Producer: Ane Crabtree
Original Score: Forest Swords
Vocals: EMEL
Visual Effects: Case Miller, Aman Sheth, Vivian Komati, Yucong Wang
Lead Researcher: Case Miller
Researcher: Pierce Myers
Narrative Consultant: Jennifer Chen
Performed by: David Freeland Jr, AJ and Miguel Alejandro Lopez, Joy Brown, of Jacob Jonas The Company
West Coast Costume Assistant: Courtney Mitchell
East Coast Costume Assistant: Ela Erdogan
Costume Artists: Holly McQuillian, Karin Peterson, Kathryn Walters, Aneesa Shami, Yeohlee Teng, Courtney Mitchell, Ane Crabtree
Fibre Artist: Janice Arnold
Mask Artists: Liam Young, Zac Monday, Aneesa Shami
Costume Still Photography: Driely S
Costume stills Photoshoot Produced by: Eva Huang
Commissioned by: NGV Melbourne
Curator: Ewan McEoin planet city excerpt earth day
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