Tartarus – Indigenous Creatures

Posted March 11th, 2013 under Featured, Indigenous, Sweden, Video Art, Videos

An artistic and meditative portrayal of a harmonious population affected by an attempt to civilize them. The directors David Strindberg and Johan Bring explore indigenous creatures, crusades and civilization. We despise indigenous culture while we live, brainwashed by what we believe is science, in a self-constructed hell.

Some primitive creatures move slowly in a barren landscape. The wind wines and a few grunts bounces between the rocks. The creatures live in a different world, harmonious and very uneventful. They scratch their heads, dig in the soil. After a few almost painfully slow opening scenes, something happens that shakes them in the ground. An event that they can not understand that crushes their harmony.

The environments are beautiful and grand. Dazzling white stone deserts, savannahs and deep green valleys of reddish limestone creates a meditative mood. An atmosphere that is enhanced by Mats Björks / kompjotr eplektrikas electronic music.

David Strindberg and Johan Bring are the brains behind the PUNX STHLM production company. Originally from the area south of Lake Vättern in Sweden, Johan was the first to leave for Stockholm but was followed a few years later by his brother David. They formally began working together under the name PUNX STHLM in early 2009. Since then they’ve made several acclaimed music videos. Amongst them the ultra-slow-motion video Synrise for Belgian electro band Goose.

With the release of their first short film Tartarus they continue their dalliance with slow narration.


Wikipedia: “Tartarus, or Tartaros (Greek: Τάρταρος, from τάρταρον “tartar encrusting the sides of casks”), is the deep abyss in ancient Greek mythology that is used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked. A part of Hades (or the underworld) and, in turn, below Uranus (sky), Gaia (earth), and Pontus (sea), Tartarus is the place where, according to Plato in Gorgias (c. 400 BC), souls were judged after death and where the wicked received punishment. ”

Now Tartarus needs to be released on a luxury DVD!


What We Need & What You Get
We’re going to print the DVD in a small exclusive release. We need to reach $2600 to cover the print and delivery of the DVD. In addition to the luxurious 6-panel digipack package it will have a 10 page booklet with the most stunning still frames from the film.

Visit www.punxsthlm.com to find out more and see the rest of the work from the director duo. Check out their other films on Vimeo

Here’s their famous IdN 3D-Anamorphic Stopmotion-Graffiti.

The IdN Monument

Celebrating the 100th issue of IdN Magazine.
Idea, direction and production by David Strindberg & Johan Bring of PUNX STHLM.
Music by STYGG, remixed by Kungen & Hertigen.