Painlevé ‘s The Seahorse is a look at how seahorses live, survive, and get made. It is cinematography at its best, as we cannot fathom what the next step will look like. Painlevé uses their illuminated bodies to make dazzling artworks against the pitch black backdrops of the ocean floor.

Video: Jean Painlevé – L’Hippocampe (1934)
Music: Alessandro Cortini – Sabbia (Volume Massimo, Mute, 2019)

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