Mesocosm (Wink, TX & Northumberland, UK)

Director: Marina Zurkow

Institute History

  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival


A mesocosm is a tool used by researchers to bring a small part of the natural environment under controlled conditions in order to conduct experiments. In these two generative, animated works, Marina Zurkow algorhithmically combines a series of beautifully hand-drawn, environments to create mesocosms of two locations on earth—a sinkhole in Wink, Texas, and the moors of Northeast England. Over the course of the Festival, these generative, simulated ecosystems will evolve on the walls of New Frontier, opening up vistas that will constantly change, develop, and surprise.

— S.F

Screening Details


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