When We Were Monsters

  • 21'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2020

The starting point was a video tape of projection footage made by the artist Gretchen Bender, who turned clinical images of infections, deformities, and morbid injuries into an abject flicker film. Reinke and Richards expanded Bender’s medical gaze into a broader perspective, combining new sequences and animations, interweaving them to produce a film with a rich soundtrack of audio and spoken word.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Directors
James Richards, Steve Reinke
Countries of production
United Kingdom, United States
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
21'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Steve Reinke, James Richards
Production Company
artists film
Sales
artists film
Cinematography
James Richards, Steve Reinke
Editor
James Richards, Steve Reinke
Sound Design
James Richards, Steve Reinke
Cast
voices of: Elijah Burgher, Mike Lake, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson