12 min

In production

Signs of life

Directing: Julia Kushnarenko


In Belgium, the demand for the production of stuffed pets has grown significantly over the past year. In a small taxidermy workshop near Ghent, several taxidermy artists are trying to bringing back to life the pets that has passed away. I would like to explore this mystical space from the point of view of of one living animal who spends all her time surrounded by stuffed animals - the dog Mila. She is very curious and always craves attention from her owners, but they spend all their time recreating a bygone life.
I would like to contrast Mila's living interaction with her environment and the birth of a creature made of clay, wool, foam rubber, iron and screws. The stuffed animal will never resemble a live animal, only its owner's projections can bring it to life in their own head.
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