Marion Foulquier

Department: Man and Communication


What: E.topia is a stop-motion movie about an Instagram robot that ends up on a fictive electronics dump in Africa.

Why: Changes in fashion and planned obsolescence mean that over 40 tonnes of electronic waste are dumped every year. Marion Foulquier art directed and produced a film to raise awareness about our relation to modern technology in our digitalised world.

How: Set in a fictive colossal e-waste dump and one of most poisonous places in the world, Marion’s seven-minute animation film features Violet, an Instagram robot. Found and repaired by a girl, Violet follows her new owner into a world she wasn't designed for. This meeting is the confrontation between two realities that were not supposed to meet.

“Machines influence our lives, no matter where we are”

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Nicole Marnati