ants in the legs

ants in the legs
(2016, HD video, 41mins) is an absurdist alien pop image agency of decentered fiction-science ‘healthy lifestyle choice’ scenarios, abstracting the mimetic data economy spectacle.


SZUM magazine, curated by HER Docs Film Festival Poland, June, 2020
Hakara Journal, आवृत्ती ०६: रूप-खेळ/ Edition 06: Form-Play, February, 2019
Bangkok Underground Film Festival, February, 2018
RIXC ‘Virtualities and Realities’ Art Science Festival, Riga, October, 2017
AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival, May, 2017
NoBudge, May, 2017
Milan VOD Film Festival, April, 2017
Chicago AMARCORD Arthouse Television & Video Awards, December, 2016
RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE, ACRE TV, November/December, 2016
Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy Conference, RMIT University, November, 2016
LA Underground Film Forum, (Honorable Mention), November, 2016
Pune Independent Film Festival (Best Experimental Film), November, 2016
Women’s Only Entertainment Festival, October, 2016
safARI Arts Festival, Alaska Projects, Sydney, March, 2016


by Danielle Zorbas
with Megan Holloway
Nicole Dunjay
Catherine Davies
Malcolm Whittaker
Alex Argirou
Joey Sadettan
Patrick Head

Tabatha Lane


Cinematography Jack McAvoy
Second camera Dani
Camera Assistant Marco Stefanoni
Art Direction by Melissa Fallshaw, Dani
Art Department Claudia Wawn, Naomi Doras, Patrick Head
Styling by Anna Santangelo
Hair and Makeup Linda West
Hair and makeup Assistant Andrea Laycock
Sound Recording Nathan Bell
Production Assistant David Scro
Stills Photographer Marco Cheng
Editor Dani
GFX Pauline Appiah
Title Bethany Sheehan & Dani
Sound Mix Dani & Jon Hunter
Sound Mastering Dani & David White
Colour Grade Dani

Boundary singularities produced by the motion of soap films’ videos by Raymond E. Goldstein, James McTavish, H. Keith Moffatt, and Adriana I. Pesci
featuring illustrations by Samuel Fielder
and audio from NASA sound library
ZXX font by Sang Mun


Interference by Holly Herndon
Etchings by Gail Priest
Sydney and Radiocide by Lucas Abela

Conversion Therapy by Regional Curse
life is a rubiks cube I & II by Nicola Morton
Lose the Baby by Lost Animal
Catcher by Peter Blamey
Wandering and Out of Age by Angie
Molten Metal by Ela Stiles

Dandy II by equalizer 24k

Revolutionary Spray by Club Sound Witches
Entrance by Kusum Normoyle
Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins
First Loop and Living a Façade Club Edit by Wet Kiss
Wind and Crickets Chaffinches by Hochman and Hopkins
Spine with Lime by Angel Eyes


“As confronting as the relentless, oversaturated mania of Antz may be, it feels undeniably true to the cultural moment we’re in right now.” Xiaoran Shi, i-D vice, 10/1/17

“This film reminds me of two of my most favorite films of all time. One is I-BE AREA (2007, Ryan Trecartin), because both ANTS IN THE LEGS and I-BE AREA are extremely funny and energetic, and portray one actor or one actress in various styles. The other film is VIDEO 50 (1978, Robert Wilson), because both VIDEO 50 and ANTS IN THE LEGS put scenes which seem to be unrelated to each other with each other, and sometimes this kind of weird juxtaposition results in one of the most hilarious moments I have ever experienced in my life.” Jit Phokaew, Independent Reviewer, Bangkok Underground Film Festival, 9/3/17





IMG_2430safARI Arts Festival event screening, curated by Louise Dibben with Sophie Kitson, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 19th March, 2016


RIXC Art and Science Festival, kim? Gallery, Riga, October, 2017


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