LAWRENCE JORDAN • 15m
A question that the filmmaker had in his mind: what is the place of the human being in the cosmos? More and more we think about what is "beyond" although less and less is art concerned. The reason why is unknown. Though the question seemed somewhat grandiose, he approached it quite simply. Having never worked with color photography as a primary background to cut-out animation before, the results were surprisingly powerful (helped by John Davis' resonant music). The filmmaker considered it liberating to release human figures into an apperception of suggested space together with the primordial enigma of the revolving sphere.
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