Undergraduate Degree Show 2016

The Elephant

The Elephant, by Sakari Pyhannis, is an infomercial concerning the bleak future of Asian elephants if our attitudes towards these exceptional animals and their habitat doesn't change in the near future. The endangered species is not only threatened by direct human influence, like poaching and cruel treatment of captive specimen, but also indirectly via deforestation and global warming causing fragmentation of their habitat. The visual and narrative style is inspired by 1920s silent film era, using common tropes like intertiles and limited camera movement to create a very nondescript approach in contrast to the serious subject matter.