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Murmurs of Earth
BY
Lars Arrhenius

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
In text Om datorbaserad film
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Lars Arrhenius

Lars Arrhenius (1966-2020) was a visual artist in constant change, moving fluidly between art forms. His work, whatever its shape and expression, tends to be playful and full of cleverness, but it is also characterized by warm empathy and sharp social critique, with just a hint of cynicism. His art has been called humorous attempts at explaining the great questions of of our time. The works often had a popular appeal that took him beyond the art world and into children’s programmes on television as well as the subway system.

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