Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival


A riff on the classic British nature documentary, this optimistic interactive VR experience takes on the future of evolution and the apparent inevitability of insects becoming humanity’s main food source. Fashioned out of animated, watercolored, handcrafted miniatures, ANIMALIA SUM is a peculiar and surreal rabbit hole that takes audiences through a lesson of the medicinal and nutritional values of insects, as well as what it means to be an insect in the new food economy.

Screens at New Frontier at The Ray

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