HD // Sound
2 mins 40 secs
Columbus is a short film that explores imagining life in extreme environments through cinematic and other forms of production. In doing so, it responds to the settler myth—embodied by historical figures such as Christopher Columbus and Robinson Crusoe—that further stabilises the vision of outer space as the natural and necessary destination for the progress of humankind. The film itself is a montage of filmed and found footage, where otherworldly landscapes reframe the artificial environment of the botanical gardens as an analogue for a habitat on another planet.