Private Project

Black Replica's Spiderweb Symmetry

Reconstructing consciousness through ritual and transcendence.

Black Replica’s Spiderweb Symmetry expresses the willfulness to transcend into the unconscious deeply nested in the web of the global consciousness and restore itself to a whole.

Filmed mainly in Super 8. Best to watch in complete darkness due to black on black images.

About Black Replica:
Black Replica first appeared online over a decade ago, and performed live during a short European tour. Despite the interest in their music, none of their tracks ever had a formal release. Metaphysik released this rare Black Replica album on physical format in October 2018. This highly experimental project was conceptualized by Black Replica in 2006 and produced by Heinrich Mueller (Dopplereffekt, Arpanet, Drexciya). This unique artistic collaboration is the result of an intuitive production process, recorded in one take. Ψ

  • hectic laboratory
  • Thea B Adora
    Costume Designer and Makeup Artist
  • Nile
    Key Cast
  • A.M.
    Performance direction
  • hectic laboratory
  • Simone Rau
  • Dennis
    Set Builder
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Avant-garde, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8 and digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pollino International Film Festival
    March 14, 2021
    Italian Premiere
    Selected Best Music Video
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Semi-Finalist Best Experimental
  • Accord Cine Fest
    Finalist Best Music Video
  • Accord Cine Fest
    Finalist Best Experimental
Director Biography - hectic laboratory

Ruby Girard, also known as hectic laboratory, is an artist, animator, filmmaker, musician and founder of the metaphysik label.

Adding to prior work as a 3D animator and artist in her native land Canada, Ruby Girard has been active in the Berlin electronic music scene for more than a decade. She is currently back to producing moving images while combining different old and new, media and technologies. Her signature grunge/punk aesthetic is defined by pushing the limits and working with the core textures and flaws of a medium.

Ruby Girard studied visual arts and communication, 3D & video game design, electrical engineering, internet programming and the German language and culture. She is always learning or developing new techniques and undertaking DIY projects.

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