Inspired by Buddhist tales and set to the tune of Pauline Anna Strom’s astral electronic soundscapes; Ether Antenna is a short film following the journey of some 10 robot characters through Nepal. Fusing spirituality with robotics this cybernetic tale exploits humanity’s fascination with technology and religion.

Designed and built on residency at RAN (the Robotics Association of Nepal), all robot characters were developed to act specifically as puppets and carry out precise interactions through different scenes and scenarios. The film begins as robots are birthed from a sacred tree into the pure streams of water at Muktinath and follows their journey toward the polluted rivers of Kathmandu.