Desert Air

Directed by ANDiLAND

A surreal, animated, personal, non-linear narrative about the female adolescent experience examining the juxtaposition and inherent connection of sex and violence.


About the Director

ANDiLAND

ANDiLAND is a multi-media artist who interrogates the gender grotesque, the idea that established gender roles and current power structures inherently connect sex and violence. She is a multi International award-winning filmmaker and has had her work screened at over 15 film festivals around the world including Slamdance Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, SUPERNOVA Digital Animation Film Festival, Brussels Independent Film Festival, Sydney World Film Festival, Obskuur Ghent Film Festival, Loudon Arts Film Festival, and New Orleans Film Festival. Her recent awards include Best Experimental Film at the Syndey World Film Festival in Syndey, Australia and Best Underground Film at the Obkuur Ghent Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium, and is a two-time Tarkovski Grant recipient. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University.


Director's Statement

My work 🐰 invites viewers 🤗 through the looking glass of reality 🌈 down the rabbit hole 😈 of my personal female 👄 psyche, a dreamworld 🍭 otherwise known as 🔪 ANDiLAND. 🧨 Working in experimental animation ✨ my films create a whimsical 🧨🐇💋💗🌸💉🍩 wonderland 🌸 of immersive sensory overloads. 🐇 I interrogate 💄 the idea of sex and violence ⚔️ through the lens of popular culture 💘 utilizing the language of 🎉 entertainment & simulacra. Exploiting 💉 the gender grotesque 👄 I examine the superficial 🌈 construct of reality 🍩 and play with the voluptuous 🔥 danger lurking beneath the sticky 💋 sweet surface 🍰.

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