Fish kissed is a short film about the relationship between the urban home and the ocean. The narrative takes place entirely over a kitchen sink. Fish kissed examines both the physical connection between human spaces and marine ecosystems and their cultural connection, for example through references of food preparation, traditional song, eco-news and climate worries, the practise of ichthyomancy (a divination by means of the heads or the entrails of fishes) and biopsy, to foresee the future. The film stars a woman and a sea urchin whose relationship seems to be based on a parallel co-domestication process. The film examines the juxtaposed perception of the sea as a “trophos” -a pleasure, resource and nutrition provider- and waste ground, the cultural stylisation of the marine ecosystem mostly by the tourism and energy sectors and the future of the oceans.
Greece 2022 / 10:10 / Director: HYPERCOMF / Producer: HYPERCOMF