Dystopian Video

A dystopia // Death as a bridge to life


Project Team // VerĂ³nica Avila / Benjamin Royal / Angelika Weissheim




February 2017

The video project was produced, directed and edited within 72 hours and presents a dystopian vision of a post-manufacturing era where growth is the new method for building architectural structures. Growth includes the notion of life, and thus death becomes a crucial resource in the assemblage of an urban landscape.

The narration resonates over four short scenes, each playing with the materiality of the image, and abstractions of time, emphasizing a temporal disorientation by monochrome images. Stop animation and collage further question the interdependencies of growth and life. The viewer is asked to reflect on whether life exists outside the organism.

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This is a manifesto on life and death

We welcome you as friends

The year is 2093


This is a dystopia

The outer layer of your skin is no longer the boundary of self


Infinite resources become fractal objects

In death, matter is new life

The earth is in equilibrium

All resources live together in layers of organic matter


The age of manufacturing is over

Growth is architecture

The city is no longer a model of a living organism

It is our most complex organ


Death is our final choice for new life

The organized matter of your body gives life to another system

Death is our controlled state of mind

Your last place creates new links


Power is no longer captive in one's individual architecture

Immortality is an irrelevant existence


Matter becomes a new composition

Structure emerges in the form of function

Death becomes a bridge to matter

And you are matter