The Green Thread

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A piece of thread is cut off again and again from a ball of wool until almost nothing is left of it and in the end, life only hangs on a very thin, short thread. The pictorial metaphor of the increasingly smaller ball of wool shows the finiteness of our natural resources.   Everything is connected to one another by the same green thread. The same thread that shapes the planet also draws the silhouette of man and gives him its shape. So basically we are all hanging by the same thread that holds us and the world together. When man cuts off something from the great ball of wool on his planet, he ultimately cuts himself too, and everything he does to the planet, he ultimately does to himself.With the animation film the artist creates awareness for our actions and shows the meaningfulness and ultimately the necessity of climate protection in a sensual way. And despite the severity of the problem, she opposes a lightness and aesthetic that makes a positive rethink possible.

Director: Vanessa Cardui
Length: 06:37
Country: Germany
Language: No Dialog
Year: 2020

Additional Info

Director Biography:   Vanessa Cardui, born in 1987, is a Berlin based video artist. She studied art at university Hildesheim in Germany. Her work is characterized by artistic metamorphoses. She transforms everyday objects into pieces of art by exploring the different techniques of animation to bring the objects to life. She works with meaningful color contrasts and creates an imaginative world that arises from the texture of the material.