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Murmurs of Earth
Arrhenius & Müntzing:
Lars Arrhenius & Johannes Müntzing

Murmurs of Earth is a condensed story of creation. The film portrays the story of the earth and its future, as it could be catched and summarized on a radar some million light years away. The title Murmurs of Earth is borrowed from the two discs that were sent out in space with the Voyager-expedition 1977. The discs are a sort of outer space message-in-a-bottle that contains images, music and other info that presents humanity to other life in the Universe. This fantastic and naive idea can be seen as a part of the sci-fi golden age of the seventies. A time when films likes Star Wars, Moonbase Alfa and Close Encounters of the Third Kind were made, and when arcade games such as Space Invaders, Missile Command and Asteroids conquered a whole generation. At the same time the disco- and techno king Giorgio Moroder filled the dance floors with his music. Murmurs of Earth is a sci-fi-dystopia inspired by this epoch, the film visualizes questions around our origin and our future.

Keywords Computer-generated
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Digital Betacam
Duration 00:07:15
Language & No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2007
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About the artists

Lars Arrhenius

Lars Arrhenius

Born 1966 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lars Arrhenius is an artist working with narrative images, a sort of storyboards, in which cause and effect in everyday life has a central role. His cartoon style can be sampled, drawn in the traditional manner or computer generated. Lars Arrhenius studied at the Royal Academy in Stockholm and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He shows his work regularly in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Stockholm.

Johannes Müntzing

Johannes Müntzing

Born 1974 in Lund, Sweden. Johannes Müntzing has studied Multimedia pedagogic-technique, linguistic and music science at Stockholm University. He has collaborated with Lars Arrhenius on several animations since 2001. Their animations have been screened in museums, art galleries, on Television and film festivals in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Stockholm.