Mania Akbari and Douglas White, Lubion, 2019. 5'32".

Mania Akbari and Douglas White


26 March – 23 April 2021

MattFlix presents Lubion (2019), a short film by Mania Akbari and Douglas White.

Taking its title from the eponymous IVF hormone treatment undertaken by Akbari, Lubion journeys through a shifting psychological and corporeal terrain borne of the powerful effects of this process. The film layers intimate home footage with vibrant CG renderings of medical imagery, veering between the personal and the clinical. The result is a hallucinatory landscape, soundtracked by Shahin Entezami, in which reality mixes with a chimeric techno-natural vision of inner and outer worlds.

Duration: 5:32

CG art and edit: Ava Aghakouchak

Sound: Shahin Entezami

Lubion was originally commissioned by Modern Forms and is distributed by Cryptofiction.