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NAUTILUS is an artistic collaboration between the director, painter, and lyricist Ariel Neo and the musical duo Lunis.

Presented as a set of two music videos ( "Nautilus" and "The tide") created to be viewed as an ensemble, NAUTILUS was inspired by Ariel's experience during lock-down. The music videos showcases some of Ariel large circular paintings and illustrates the slowing down of time and the distortion of space in a musical creation full of symbolism and metaphores.
Devised in partnership with the "Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest", the oldest and one of the largest botanical conservatories in Europe, NAUTILUS highlights rare and endangered plants as well as the importance of the conservatory's mission.

LUNIS is a french musical duo from Fouesnant comprised of Laurène Bourvon and Louis Mevel. The duo is regularly involved in artistic collaborations and have worked with artists such as Royale Avenue and Yall, Boulevards des Airs and many more. They first collaborated with Ariel Neo by creating music for her latest short film Firefalls.
The electro-pop duo, inspired by the new American pop wave, also has a folk element that recalls Irish artists Damien Rice or Glen Hansard.

  • Ariel Neo
  • Ariel Neo
  • Bourvon Laurène
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  • Mevel Louis
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
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Director Biography - Ariel Neo

Ariel Neo is a versatile interdisciplinary artist from France, following her unique vision in the fields of oil painting, photography and film. Her inspiration springs primarily from nature and her distress at the damage humanity is causing to the environment.
As a painter, she makes bold, colorful totemic images on large, round canvases, often installed and photographed in outdoor settings where they take on an unusual and profound resonance.
Several of her short films, including Rainslide and her most recent release, Firefalls, have broken on to the international stage, winning numerous awards and inspiring audiences worldwide

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