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Constructed as a contemporary psalm, this experimental video reflects on the origins of life and the vast archival content of DNA. Extendris revolves around the ideas of Richard Dawkins (The Blind Watchmaker, 1987), according to whom human beings, as well as all living organisms, are the temporary receptacles of the DNA code. We serve the DNA and not the reverse. A shock to anthropocentric understanding, the idea was considered as heresy within the scientific community. In this sense, Extendris is a heretic psalm.

1993
Canada
10:06
Original language
French (on-screen text)

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Credits

Direction
Esther Valiquette
Editing
René Roberge
Music
Ginette Bellavance
Daniel Toussaint
Sound Design
Ginette Bellavance
Daniel Toussaint
Production
Esther Valiquette
Postproduction
Vidéographe
Les Productions Grande Noise

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Sound
Stereo
Other languages
English (on-screen text)

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Keywords
Humanity, Philosophy, Origin, Genetics