Tilli Merten Visual Arts Gallery

Visual Arts Major Work Gallery by Tilli Merten.

Denouement is a French theatre and cinema term referring to the final resolution of a situation or narrative. I chose this to represent my body of work because my film is an exploration of a potential climate post-apocalypse, and to what extent the interaction of the human and natural worlds will lead to the end of one or the other.

Central to this exploration is the medium of animation, which requires a huge amount of work to produce and can lend itself to a sense of whimsy, magic, and suspension of disbelief, such as that seen in Hayao Miyazaki and studio Ghibli’s films like ‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’, which explores a similar concern regarding the implications of nuclear weapons on society and the natural world. My accompanying physical works are a selection of the hand painted and drawn watercolour backgrounds for the film.