Drowned World (2016)

2016 | USA | Ben Thorp Brown | ★★★

American artist and film-maker Ben Thorp Brown's strikingly shot but somewhat underdeveloped Drowned World is a short documentary that aims to reflect the experience of seeing the world without any sort of depth perception.


"Drowned World reflects on the experience of not being able to see the world with depth perception. In the work, two neurologists describe losing and gaining the ability to experience the world in 3D, while their perceptual state is animated by images of optically altered landscapes. Filmed in the high desert of West Texas, the video moves through several carefully managed landscapes of water use and experience: an industrial tomato farm, a water well drilling site, a 'natural' spring, a snowstorm, and an artist's studio." Ben Thorp Brown