Through a series of natural phenomena, Lake Baikal in Siberia, as the deepest fresh water lake in the world, was formed about 25 million years ago. According to the cosmology of the indigenous Buryat people, an eagle transformed into the first shaman along the lake shore where humans and other-than-humans are experienced in an inter-dependent and animate community.
With hand-painted imagery and mixed media, the film explores sympoietic and dynamic relationships of human-nature, and human and non-humans. In our contemporary moment of climate change and ecological degradations, it reclaims animism by putting foreground the indigenous and non-anthropocentric ontologies with a decolonial approach.
- Project Lead: Alisi Telengut
- Contact: alisi (dot) telengut (at ) gmail (dot) com
- Webpage: alisitelengut.com
- PhD-Advisors: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Neubauer und Prof. Christina Schindler
- Scientific / artistic PhD in the discipline: Screenwriting / Dramaturgy
- Grant, Funding: IKF-Förderpreis 2020, Canada Council for the Arts