omphalos

REALISING

omphalos

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on sacredness

Six people have met for the first time inside an abandoned house. Seeing things with new eyes, together they embark on a path of discovery of unspoken things that bind them together.
Omphalos follows them along this archetypal journey — their encounter, the experience of their intrinsic weaknesses and their breakdown, leading to their acceptance and respect of nature and commitment to create further.
Standing alone in our presence — quite as we all do — with every gesture they carry something sacred.
Omphalos is serviced by HAOS Film and is realised with the generous support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Greece).
Six people have met for the first time inside an abandoned house. Seeing things with new eyes, together they embark on a path of discovery of unspoken things that bind them together.
Omphalos follows them along this archetypal journey — their encounter, the experience of their intrinsic weaknesses and their breakdown, leading to their acceptance and respect of nature and commitment to create further.
Standing alone in our presence — quite as we all do — with every gesture they carry something sacred.
Omphalos is serviced by HAOS Film and is realised with the generous support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Greece).
omphalos is a short-length experimental film on sacredness, realised by in Athens, Greece.

Starting from the mere presence of humans and earth and the establishment of adoration between the two, all elements of the film are meant to define what is sacred, in the strictest and broadest sense simultaneously.

omphalos blends a documentary approach with a hyper-real, almost abstract fictionalism. Events pushing reality to unseen boundaries are grounded by concrete emotional content which the film almost neutrally documents.
The result is a model for a reality in the image of a theme — sacredness — which perhaps is today more relevant than ever.
omphalos begins with a hieratic representation of sacredness as a physical state of reverence. This grows in dynamism when the characters start projecting the understanding of the human mind on earth and the places they choose to live in.
A sacred world accompanies them; strikes them by its power, by beauty and cruelty; and through them emerges into peace, a human condition that is both prosperous and preserving.
It is peace that allows the characters to relate to the unknown and the supernatural in a human way — creatively.
omphalos is a short-length experimental film on sacredness, realised by in Athens, Greece.

Starting from the mere presence of humans and earth and the establishment of adoration between the two, all elements of the film are meant to define what is sacred, in the strictest and broadest sense simultaneously.

omphalos blends a documentary approach with a hyper-real, almost abstract fictionalism. Events pushing reality to unseen boundaries are grounded by concrete emotional content which the film almost neutrally documents.
The result is a model for a reality in the image of a theme — sacredness — which perhaps is today more relevant than ever.
omphalos begins with a hieratic representation of sacredness as a physical state of reverence. This grows in dynamism when the characters start projecting the understanding of the human mind on earth and the places they choose to live in.
A sacred world accompanies them; strikes them by its power, by beauty and cruelty; and through them emerges into peace, a human condition that is both prosperous and preserving.
It is peace that allows the characters to relate to the unknown and the supernatural in a human way — creatively.

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Six people meet for the first time in an abandoned house in Athens. Seeing things with new eyes, together they embark on a path of discovery of unspoken things that bind them together.
Omphalos follows them along this archetypal journey — their encounter, the experience of their intrinsic weaknesses and their breakdown, leading to their acceptance and respect of nature and commitment to create further.
Standing alone in our presence — quite as we all do — with every gesture they carry something sacred.
Omphalos begins with a hieratic representation of sacredness as a very physical state of reverence. This grows in dynamism when the characters start projecting the understanding of the human mind on earth and the places they choose to live in.
A sacred world accompanies them; strikes them by its power, by beauty and cruelty; and through them emerges into peace, a human condition that is both prosperous and preserving. It is peace that allows the characters to relate to the unknown and the supernatural in a human way — creatively.
Omphalos blends a documentary approach with a hyper-real, almost abstract fictionalism. Events pushing reality to unseen boundaries are grounded by concrete emotional content which the film almost neutrally documents.
The result is a model for a reality in the image of a theme — sacredness — which perhaps is today more relevant than ever.
world of things unsaid
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a production
Direction: Clemente Ciarrocca
Cinematography: Christina Moumouri
Design: Olivia Schuler-Voith
Screenplay: KONSCHT MASCHINN
Editing: Matt Johnson (HAOS Film)
Executive Producers: Clemente Ciarrocca and Olivia Schuler-Voith
Film Producer: Thodoris Prodromidis
Production Management: Chrysanthi Karfi Koi (HAOS Film)
OMPHALOS was shot on location in Athens, Greece in 2019, and is currently in post-production.

i.e. MODEL ONE

Art is presentation of reality — omphalos isn’t reality, but something — a sequence of audible images — that points at a reality, that evokes it; an evidence, a projection.
This evidence can form in our mind the principle of an associational system implying real events. A visual presentation can point at its real counterpart and evoke it — quickly, and efficiently.

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