Fish is a short experimental film by Delia Oniga, featured in the Romanian Cinematic Experiments programme at BIEFF in Bucharest 2014.
Further into the surreal realm, there is the idiosyncratic FISH, signed by visual artist Delia Oniga. “Absurd is that which is devoid of purpose” proclaimed Eugene Ionesco. But what do you call that which consciously goes against its purpose? Two fish wake up from their cryogenic slumber as water swallows them and the ornate plate they’re photogenically placed on. Bubbling brooks and mumbled songs sonically engulf the titular partners’ travels as crickets chirp away into the domestic space they’ve infiltrated. The fish float, they party, they float some more and by the time their pescaterian fever dream ends, fish and film alike are dead in the water. As avant-garde as salmon is avant-current, FISH is an astute and witty paradigm shift.
Andrei Tănăsescu, BIEFF