Deutsche Version

Becoming Extinct (Wild Grass)

Director: Elke Marhöfer    → show biography   
Country: Russia
Year: 2017
Synopsis: The two concepts of extinction and becoming are difficult to think together, both are more than just a metaphor and none of them offers an easy way out. Tossing more species to the margins increasingly faster, extinction highlights the extraordinary level of disturbance and precarity that the bonding of science and capitalism has imposed on our and other species. Most creatures and places of the earth have been measured, consumed, exhausted, infected, eliminated, and otherwise killed. Becoming adds an affective dimension to our relation with the environment and helps to grasp the disappearance of species, not only as destructive and final, but as transitory. Becoming-with-the-dead mobilizes our imagination for a future life without reconciliation or a place to hide.
Language: without dialogue

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 26,78 GB
Container: QuickTime
Codec: ProRes (HQ), PCM
Running time (minutes): 23
Color: color
Sound: 5.1
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
Frames per second: 24