This Unwieldy Object, Anna Zett, 47’, US, DE, 2014, research drama
Researcher, Director, Editor, Producer, Narrator: Anna Zett DOP: Janine Jembere Music: Paul Arámbula
In the trans-genre film This Unwieldy Object, the animated dinosaurs of Hollywood cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial science. You follow the protagonist on a road trip into the dusty heart of the USA, where fossil traders, sculptors and scientists are trying to reconstruct the plot of natural history, the plot of progress. The story ends in the middle, but her journey continues. Dig sites become crime scenes, and fossils turn into characters, determined to play a leading role in the violent history of the American Frontier. Anna Zett is a filmmaker and writer living in Berlin. Drawn to both tragicomedy and intense physical movement Zett co-hosts the participatory dance show Copy & Dance, based at the Berlin theatre Hebbel am Ufer.