Below the Spleenicle
The Netherlands 2021, 8 minutes
This fever dream dances along the thin line between falling in and out of social norms. To be or not to be a successful civilian. After a warm welcome by the One Trick Pony, the Centaurz inform us about their latest philosophies of love. Lastly, at a cosy intergalactic campfire, we catch up with the one and only Nippy Nappy Joe on the meaning of life. In between the scenes we are accompanied by some fellas with disappearing jobs, from the past and present, stuck in a time loop. Below the Spleenicle is a futuristic folklore tale about how useless and ridiculous, but at the same time comical life can feel. As if you are, in fact, a shit apple on a shit tree.
On Thursday at 21:00h and on Saturday at 20:45, Below the Spleenicle will be played in a loop in Studio 3 of Het Huis Utrecht.
You can walk in anytime during the screening.
What else is on these days?
Check the Thursday and Saturday timetables to visit more programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.
Naomi Voet― Artist
Naomi Voet’s (the Netherlands) often surreal and absurdist work mixes uncanny linguistics with peculiar characters engaged in their efforts to get a grip of life. Her animations, the first of which was Below the Spleenicle, draw inspiration from humour mixed into exchanges about sensitive or painful issues in the form of arguments, discussions, conflicts, debates and misunderstandings.