Ladies and Gents, no, the world is not exactly how we imagine it to be. It is incredible, beautiful, creative, pure light and love, it is the expression of our inner being; but above our world as we know it there are clouds. And these clouds have to be recognized, have to be removed.
But how? When we do not even know that they exist!
That is why I believe that this short film here is a wonderful eye-opener. It’s not easy to look at… but fortunately we always have the necessary distance to it, see that what we don’t want to exist concerns everyone else. Until we start taking real responsibility ourselves. Until we acknowledge that we are in fact these puppets in a system imposed on us, and that as long as we do not acknowledge our divinity, we will continue to serve this unpleasant game.
Ready, steady, go?
Co-Translated from German with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Perhaps the most shocking video engagement we’ve dealt with so far. It’s so hard to describe it that it leaves us speechless. At the same time a work of art in its own, made up of dozens of animated paintings, and a sharp critic of the mercantile society, it brutally plunges us into the neuroses of the West.
EMBARK ON A VISIONARY JOURNEY THROUGH THE FRAGMENTED UNCONSCIOUS OF THE WEST AND COURAGEOUSLY FACE THE SHADOWS. FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT.
IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey is the title of this independent short film written, produced and directed by Lubomir Arsov. As the author indicates under the video, it was created through many personal sacrifices. It is an urgent appeal to humanity to grow, he insists. Considering the finesse of the images and the length of the rendering (13 minutes), one can imagine how difficult such a nearly solitary achievement is.
A dark and satirical portrait of the modern industrial world, some would name it “capitalist”, the short film draws abundantly on the symbols of numerous militant struggles, from the animal condition in animal production to the hunt for paedo-criminal networks, including the objectification of women and humans as a whole. More than 40 different subjects are covered, sometimes very discreetly. Nothing is missing, or almost nothing. The result is simply grandiose, just like the music “Age of Wake” by Starward Projections.
One would almost be tempted to end up misanthropic and on antidepressant after a few minutes of video, but that would be a mistake! For if this simple video may seem violent, it is nothing compared to the real suffering of individuals around the world, but the author reminds us however that we have the duty to evolve, to elevate ourselves, to fight against all forms of obscurantism in order to build, one day we hope, a serene world. Far from being just another criticism, it is an invitation to grow, personally AND collectively.