Claws

'Claws' is part of an ongoing series exploring the artist’s personal sense of wonder and unease around the aesthetic qualities of meat. Shot on 16mm film, this work was inspired by 1970s educational science films, craft books and Sesame Street.

  • Natasha Cantwell
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English, No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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Director Biography - Natasha Cantwell

Spanning music video, fashion photography and art projects, Natasha Cantwell’s work openly embraces awkwardness while drawing from the absurdity of human behaviour. Her 16mm experimental films have screened at festivals and exhibitions worldwide, including Experiments In Cinema in the U.S. and the European Media Art Festival and Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival For Expanded Media in Germany.

Holding a Bachelor of Graphic Design and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design from the Auckland University of Technology, Cantwell has guest lectured at Unitec and the Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. She has also presented at Semi Permanent Design Conference in Sydney, Australia as the senior photographer for Frankie Magazine.

Alongside her art practice, she produces and curates for festivals and galleries, including the Auckland Underground Film Festival, Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival and the Victorian Archives Centre Gallery. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

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