Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival


The “arachnid hominid” is an original species comprised of photo-composites built from human and veterinary X-ray films—they are intelligent creatures with human and spider physiology. Hominidae follows the life of one arachnid hominid as she struggles to raise her young in a hostile environment. This emotional and exquisitely crafted experience is set in a world of X-ray visibility and wild anatomical re-imagination, where creatures have evolved in surprising ways.

Screens with VR Cinema Program 2

— S.F.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Exhibitions
  • Film Type: VR
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 6 min.
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