The Backpack of Wings:
Modern Mythology (2021)

sci-fi film

Due to global warming and environmental pollution, small backpacks with GPS for endangered migratory birds have been generalized in the near future. Nina and Tim, bird conservationists, guide them to backpacks on their migration route. Thus, A Sense Insurance company has applied this backpack to other wild animals and commercialized tracking data to alarm natural disasters in advance. One day, a tremulous earthquake is predicted and the early alarms spread to residents and birds for evacuation. In the end two blackbirds - Loki and Sigyn - face it in other ways.

Sci-fi film, 22:41 min, HD/DCP, Stereo Sound / 5.1 Sound

concept: Hyeseon Jeong, Seongmin Yuk
cast: Yukee
voices: Lili M. Rampre, Kilian Kuhlendahl, IrishCobbler, Ricky DB, Tim Stephenson, Karen ©Acapela Group, Kimberly ©VoiceMaker.In, Léo Beaudoin, Meagan Hall, AnitaCrystalbaby
line producer: Petra Clemens
animator: Hyeseon Jeong
assistant animator and color grading: Seongmin Yuk
subtitle translator: Meagan Hall
sound design and mixing: Hyemin Jung
production: Academy of Media Arts Cologne(KHM)
music: ABADIR, Audionautix, Jeolmyohan, Yukee, Ali Rahman
supported by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) based on a decision of the German Bundestag
*The backpack of wings: Modern Mythology was developed within the framework of Driving the Human; cooperation between Forecast/Skills e.V., HfG, ZKM, acatech.

Driving the Human: Seven Prototypes for Eco-social Renewal, silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin(DE)Beijing International Short Film Festival, Beijing(CN)
TALK TO ME – Other Histories of Nature, Temporary Gallery, Cologne(DE)
18th Athens Digital Arts Festival - FutuRetro, Online screening(GR)
Driving the Human: 21 Visions for Eco-social Renewal, radialsystem, Berlin(DE)

Photos © Camille Blake

© 2023 Jeong & Yuk

© 2023 Jeong & Yuk