Surface ii // Animated Images by MiRon

// Surface ii © Sam Spreckley /// Animated Images © Yuriy MiRonoff //

syn_ // Ryoichi Kurokawa

syn_ Ryoichi Kurokawa Audiovisual concert 2011.
2ch projections | 2.1ch sound Duration: 30’00” – 45’00”.

The Me Bird

The short film “The Me Bird” is a free interpretation of the homonym poem by Pablo Neruda. The inspiration in the strata stencil technique helps conceptualize the repetition of layers as the past of our movements and actions. The frames depicted as jail and the past as a burden serve as the background for the story of a ballerina on a journey towards freedom. A diversified artistic experimentation recreates the tempest that connects bird and dancer.

A film by 18bis, a multidisciplinary design, animation & motion graphics studio.

The Astronomer’s Sun

A young man, accompanied by his mysterious mechanical bear, visits an abandoned observatory to confront memories of his past and follow his Father on a journey into the unknown. A magical journey about relationships and what it is to be human.

Multi-award winning short film // Written, directed & animated by Simon Cartwright & Jessica Cope.

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Devecly Bitte :: Purple Line EP

Devecly Bitte delivers a pure dub techno ep, his first for Sublime Porte. Subtly mixing ambient, experimental and roots dub influences he crafts a quiet journey through dub land with expertly constructed tracks. Deep, driving rhythms and soothing aerial textures at play here. Beautiful melodies sometimes emerge from the grain, and the dynamic yet static nature of the tracks keep things in a nice and quiet fashion all the way.

The ep comes to a close with a remix from French dub techno alumnus Fingers in the Noise, who transforms the original into a warm excursion into a sunbathed field. A welcome departure from the frosty winter days.

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The Tongueling by Elli Vuorinen

Wooden knocks are echoing in a frozen landscape when a lonesome man is searching for a tongueling of his own.

Kielitiettyni (The Tongueling) // Hand-drawn animation // Directed & animated by Elli Vuorinen.

Illustrations by Alexander Wells

Alexander Wells ist ein freiberuflicher Illustrator, der in Brighton, Großbritannien lebt. Der Künstler arbeitet mit einer Mischung aus traditionellen und digitalen Techniken um seine erstaunlichen Bilder für Kunden wie New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times oder Wired Mag zu erschaffen.

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Nightingales in December

This metaphorical surrealist tale is an allusion. Nightingales in December is a trip into the memories, and the fields of the current realities. What if the Nightingales were working, instead of singing and going south? Is the innocence the only savior of birds songs? There are no Nightingales in December… What is left, is only the history of our beginning, and our end.

Written, directed & animated by Theodore Ushev // Music: Spencer Krug.

Body Memory by Ülo Pikkov

Stop-motion film by Ülo Pikkov // Estonia / 9 min.

What can an old apple tree tell us? What mysteries are hidden in his roots, gnarled over time? Does he remember the serpent and the lost Paradise? Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine. It remembers the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. It keeps alive the stories of our parents and grandparents as well as their ancestors. But how far back is it possible to go in your bodily memory?

The stop-motion animation BODY MEMORY takes as its central concept the idea that our body remembers, not only individual experiences, but also the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. A powerful visualization of subconscious processes and the hidden horror of deportation. Inspired by historical events: the Soviet deportations from Estonia in the 1940s.

Retro Bubbles by Atelier Olschinsky

Atelier Olschinsky waren bereits mehrmals zu Gast auf diesem Blog, diesmal habe ich einige Bilder aus der aktuellen Serie “Retro Bubbles” ausgewählt. Das unabhängige Designstudio aus Wien, Österreich ist spezialisiert auf Grafikdesign, Animation, Illustration und Fotografie.

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