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Shot on black and white super 8 film, ‘End of Summer’ is a hypnotic and slowburning journey through the austere landscapes of the island of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Filmed as a series of mostly static tableaux over a period of 20 days during the waning days of the Antarctic Summer, the film is a startling look at life at the edge of the world. The film is shot on very slow 35mm stock normally used for filming title cards which was cut down to super 8 format. The film is informed by the philosopher Timothy Morton’s idea of „dark ecology“ in which the old ideas of nature as an object of beauty and the privileging of the human is disputed. Without narration and with a soundtrack that blends cello and voices with Jóhann’s field recordings from the voyage, the film maps and explores the terrain of an increasingly fragile region.