This is a video that I created using VidPy and FFpeg for Detourning the Web at ITP
Maria Falconetti is sampled here from her role as Joan of Arc in Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 silent film, La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc and represents our generation saying goodbye to the polar bear species in the wild. We see ourselves in Maria Falconetti's anguish as we reflect on how negligent capitalist practices have set into motion environmental decline. The last scene shows a polar bear waving it's paw at the viewer but in a clearly artificial, jerky way that VidPy allows for. The viewer understands that the polar bear is not actually waving but the effect is comically heart-wrenching.
VidPy, is a python video editing library developed by Sam Lavigne.
Other videos used (Youtube):
Boston Robotics BigDog on the beach,
Fastest man to run on all fours.
and polar bear footage.