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Moirai, Thread of Life - Directed by Ina Conradi, Mark Joseph Chavez



Set in the distant future, a female astronaut in search of untouched lands finds herself gravitating toward a mysterious force in a strange cave. The viewer follows her through a journey of discovery and understanding as she gets pulled into another dimension, her ‘self’ entwined and connected with the larger fabric of the universe.

The Moirai were the white-robed incarnations of destiny who controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortal from birth to death. In this film we reinterpret this metaphor to describe quantum phenomena.



This film is the third in a series of films using intuitively derived design metaphors to explain quantum theories. Southeast Asian fabrics serve as the film’s primary inspiration.

The project is done with the support of the Ministry of Education Singapore, and it will serve as a resource and introduction to how science and quantum theories can inspire artists to create new art experiences Academic Research Fund (MOE AcRF Tier 1 Award RG43/20) ‘Quantum Logos: Developing Alternative Artistic Styles to Communicate Science’ 02/11/2020 - 01/11/2023


Director Ina Conradi

Director Biography - Ina Conradi, Mark Joseph Chavez

Ina Conradi is an award-winning artist living and working in Singapore since 2005, also based in Los Angeles. She produces and co-curates immersive spaces and site-specific audio-visual media content that thematically and spatially interacts and augments the space. Ina presented and exhibited her works at the UCLA Art|Sci Center+Lab, Ars Electronica Festival, Beyond Festival ZKM Germany, Media Architecture Biennial Beijing and Amsterdam, SGIO Tokyo, ISEA, 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Women 3D directors Paramount, FMX Stuttgart, Siggraph Asia, ISEA and many others. For her experimental animation, Ina was awarded the Hollywood Advanced Imaging Society's 2018 Lumiere Award and 2017 Lumiere Award Europe Chapter. She was a member of the jury for 2019 Prix Ars Electronica, Computer Animation Category, and has been a member of Ars Electronica Women in Media Art Archive since 2011. Ina has been an Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University Singapore (2007 till present). She was presented with the Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award (2015) and the Nanyang Education Award 2014 (School) for recognition to the influence of inspirational teaching. Ina holds Master's of Fine Arts Degree from UCLA.


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