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Dömestik is a ‘short film about the public at home in public’. To put it simply, imagine observing humans from an onlookers perspective. Dömestik manages to make strange the ordinary lives of ordinary people in social settings, by playing on the contrast of the public verses the private in a home furniture store.
The film is by Ignatz Johnson Higham, a young artist hailing from South London. Ignatz combines his film-making and drawing skills to create this well-curated short film. He uses strangely drawn animations, with half-drawn figures in abstract settings, which adds to the distancing effect. At the same time, the sound design is unsettling in its realism.
Check out Dömestik below: