Corpus

2015, Marc Héricher, France, 4 min.

Combining Rube Goldberg, human anatomy and a healthy sense of the macabre, this highly accomplished short presents a series of bizarre tableaux that together constitute a single convoluted chain reaction. In other words: balls roll, traps spring, fuses burn, pendulums swing… and key bodily organs do their part as well. Exploring the ambiguous connections between body and machine, the animate and the inanimate, CORPUS also suggests what it might have looked like if Dr. Frankenstein had been an even madder scientist.