Film

De Humani Corporis Fabrica

(The Fabric of the Human Body)

The Films After Tomorrow: International

France, USA

De Humani Corporis Fabrica uses the latest medical imaging technologies to make a film in Paris’ poorest state hospitals in the midst of a political, economic, ethical, and medical crisis. These new technologies allow for a completely new way of perceiving the human body, as if we were to turn our eyes around inside our sockets and gaze inwards. Our hope is to create a novel portrait of the human body, of the “medical body” of the hospital, and the “political body” of contemporary France (and, beyond that, Europe) as one, as well as visualize the thorny bioethical and philosophical issues that coalesce around organ transplantation, including trans-humanism and our very “identity” as unique individuals.

The production

 

Established in 2014, Norte Productions produces short and feature-films that explore the different potentials of cinema. Norte has produced around 25 films, including Antoine d’Agata’s Atlas (2013), Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s somniloquies (2017) and Caniba (2017) and the works of Maureen Fazendeiro, Marí Alessandrini, and Jean-Guillaume Sonnier.

 

Sensory Ethnography Lab, established in 2006, is an experimental laboratory that promotes innovative combinations of aesthetics and ethnography, using analog and digital media, installation, and performance, to explore the ontology of the natural and man-made world. Their films include: J.P. Sniadecki’s Songhua (2008), Chaiqian (Demolition, 2010) and The Iron Ministry (2014), Stephanie Spray’s Kāle and Kāle (2007), Véréna Paravel’s 7 Queens (2008), Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Sweetgrass (2009), Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Hell Roaring Creek (2010), Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’s Manakamana (2013), Joana Pimenta’s The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees (2014), Paravel and Castaing-Taylor’s Leviathan (2012), somniloquies (2017) and Caniba (2017).

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Directors

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Producer

Valentina Novati

Co-producer

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Production

Norte Productions
productions@norte.fr
www.norte.fr/

Co-production

Sensory Ethnography Lab
http://sel.fas.harvard.edu/


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