There is, indeed, the unspeakable

Two cubes mysteriously stand hovering above one another in a foggy grey sky when a man appears and the upper box of the two converts into a rank and pinion steering rack. Instead of triggering an explosion, a heavy sphere in slow-motion sinks down into the incubator below, where noises of industrial processing culminate in the creation of a dark opening from which nothing emerges other than a moderate growling.

Scene two: An ocean soundscape is heard but there is no water in sight, just a lushly drawn forest and green field of grass gently rolling, in stark contrast to the weighty aquarelle sky of the first scene.  This time around, the cube is a spherically shaped bunker from which the next person emerges, to lower a lever depriving the world of electricity. Blood and darkness spread out over a broad landscape where the cube of an electrical outlet is transformed into a small sugar cube in a teacup, gently stirred in a calm circular motion by a silver spoon. The prospect is presented of possibly incorporating a condensed world, albeit constituted by total disorder.

And so it is that There is, indeed, the Unspeakable – derived from a poem – is an apt title. It signals the inexplicable phenomena and associations unleashed by Sina Saadat and Marzieh Emadi's cut-out animation film – ranging from mysterious hatcheries and torture chambers to the effect of consciousness-expanding substances. (Melanie Letschnig)

Translation: Eve Heller

Orig. Title
Es gibt allerdings Unaussprechliches
Year
2020
Country
Austria
Duration
4 min
Category
Animation, experimental
Orig. Language
no dialogue
Credits
Director
Marzieh Emadi, Sina Saadat
Concept & Realization
Marzieh Emadi, Sina Saadat
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
30 fps
Color Format
colour
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Festivals (Selection)
2020
Wien - Two Days Animation Festival
2021
Wien - Tricky Women / Tricky Realities - Int'l Animation Filmfestival