04: film poster


‘The Thing’ (1982) by John Carpenter is a film based in remote Antarctica, about a shape-shifting alien who initially arrives at a US research station in the form of a sled dog. Eventually, the crew can’t distinguish between their human members and those who are merely human replicas produced by the alien. Suspense and distrust define the landscape. Pangs of desperation ensue when they find themselves trapped with no one to come to the rescue. 

We reflect the story’s frozen context with an originally designed symbolic cube of ice, resembling the cube shape of a prison cell. Markings from the thawing of the ice signal the element of pending threat, generating also the urgency of the inevitable awakening of the alien.