A series of shadow drawings hunting for a narrative in abstract works. I came across Adalbert von Chamisso’s The Man Who Sold His Shadow (Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte, 1814). A year later Chamisso travelled as naturalist on the Rurik Expedition to hunt for a north-east passage in the Bering Straits. His tale of the shadow can be read as a reflection of his own feelings of dislocation and homelessness as a Frenchman living on German soil. He was a poet of the Romantic movement who spent his life as a naturalist in the pursuit of truth in science. These shadow drawings developed into a seven minute animated film.