Out in the Open

Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine
Animation, Drama, Surrealism
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When you spend fifty years of your life waking up to work before dawn, just what are you getting up for? Out In The Open tells the story of a trader's struggle to stay relevant in a changing world. Using stop-motion animation and sound, co-directors Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine have created a surreal, imagined future where age-old tradition has been left behind. Animated puppets and miniature models narrate a hidden side of the market and the deep relationship a trader has with his place of work. Ultimately, Knowles and Sowerwine ask audiences to contemplate: what exactly is being sold?



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