Cold Sharp & Merciless

Cold Sharp & Merciless, a microfilm by artist Quin de la Mer, poetically responds to the impact pollutions from greenhouse gases have on our global ecosystem.

  • Quin de la Mer
  • Quin de la Mer
  • Quin de la Mer
    Sound Art
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Toronto International Women Film Festival
    July 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of CIFT
    July 17, 2021
  • New York Tri-State International Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 7, 2021
Director Biography - Quin de la Mer

Quin de la Mer is an artist known for their conceptual work. Crossing media boundaries, de la Mer’s practice includes fresco painting, alternative photographic processes, text-as-medium, digital art, and moving image art. Heavily influenced by the power, beauty, and value of the autonomous self in conflict with the pain, destruction, and disempowerment that comes with collective embodiment, their works are visual manifestations of authentic, emotional responses to external conditions, particularly the formations that arise out of collective consciousness (aka “hive mentality”).

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Director Statement

Deeply upset by the impact of environmental pollutions supported by industrial consciousness, this work recognizes Climate Change as the most serious problem caused by human produced greenhouse gases. Most important, Climate Change causes extinction of our global ecosystem. That is to say: Climate Change = Mass Global Extinction.