DIRECTOR'S NAME: LUCY MCRAE / PRODUCTION COMPANY: LUCY MCRAE / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NETHERLANDS / DURATION: 3'30" / MUSIC: NOIA / CAST: MUSE – CARA TO, SCIENTIST – VICTOR HELMICH / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: HESSEL WAALEWIJN / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LUCY MCRAE / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: BARNABY MONK / COSTUME DESIGNER: JANNEKE VERHOEVEN / EDITOR: INE VAN DEN ELSEN / ART DEPARTMENT: MAYA LACROIX, FRANK VERKADE, JAMES TENG.
SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS:
Morph? playfully presages a new juncture for science and beauty. McRae transformed an old Amsterdam church into a meticulously ordered space that references Aesop’s own laboratory. A painstaking Scientist employs an assortment of gels, liquids, and weird contraptions to minister arcane beauty treatments to a sleeping Muse. ‘I wanted to suggest a journey inside a world beyond skin care, one that involves farther realms of perception within the sensory landscape of the human body. At the edge of this world, the skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen".
SHORT DIRECTOR BIO:
Lucy McRae is an Australian artist, designer and compulsive inquisitor based in Amsterdam. Over time, she has fused her training as a classical ballerina with an inherent fascination with the human body to forge a unique profession: Body Architect. McRae takes the human body as her canvas. Each of her projects inhabits an artistic realm that straddles the fields of sculpture, architecture, science, and fashion design, manipulating the body’s natural structure to invent novel anatomical forms and adornments. Her works are mesmerising – living subjects coated, injected and bathed with other-worldly substances to create new bodies of exquisite imperfection. They are imbued with a haunting visceral realism that has become her creative insignia.