"Liminal Beings" is an experimental short film that was shot in a game engine. Liminal beings are those that cannot easily be placed into a single category of existence. This film takes a comprehensive look at 11 different homes of liminal beings that exist between contemporary nomadism and urban houselessness.
Home is a concept that extends beyond the traditional notion of a physical dwelling. Nomads view a home as a habitable land rather than a fixed structure. A nomadic home is tied to a sense of mobility and freedom, rather than a specific address or set of possessions. The contemporary nomadic groups have been eager to embrace modernity. This rush towards progress has led to a technological transformation for these “techno-nomads,” who now utilize the latest devices and technologies to live self-sufficiently with clean energy and maintain their connection to the outside world without sacrificing their nomadic lifestyle. As urbanization and economic pressures continue to grow, the traditional idea of home is becoming increasingly difficult for many individuals. This has resulted in a poverty-driven re-nomadization of sedentary people, particularly in hyper-urbanized areas. Many “re-nomads” in urban areas have been forced to adapt and rewild in spaces such as parking lots, under bridges, and between highways.
Produced at Academy of Media Arts Cologne
The script is based on “The Three Litle Pigs” by James Halliwell-Phillipps (1886)
Project Coordinator - Daniel Burkhardt
Music - Shuree Sarantuya
Sound design - Shuree Sarantuya, Judith Nordbrock
Sound mixing - Judith Nordbrock
Color grading - Fabiana Cardalda