An ode to the absurd, an homage to Bas Jan Ader, and an affirmation of Camus' notion that the absurdity of existence (and not gravity) links mankind to the world.
“The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth…. The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment it is all that links them together. It binds them one to the other as only hatred can weld two creatures together.” – Albert Camus
“I want to do a piece where I go to the Alps and talk to a mountain. The mountain will talk of
things which are necessary and always true, and I shall talk of things which are sometimes,
accidentally true.” – Bas Jan Ader
\\\ screening history ///
> 2014 Milwaukee U.F.F. | Milwaukee, USA
> 2014 Australian Int. Exp. Film Fest | Melbourne, Australia
> 2014 Australian Int. Exp. Film Fest | Perth, Australia
> 2014 Strange Beauty Film Fest | Durham, NC
2011 - 4'10" - Japan - DCP - color - animation by Mirai Mizue
We went for it without any hesitation.
We've formed the world at a quickening pace.
What on earth is this world that we’ve created?
Using a sheet of graph paper, which is typically used for architectural drawings, I combined straight lines which stretch out in three directions to construct the visual. I think that original fascination with animation is the limitations. To challenge the limitations, I started creating animation by using minimal elements. Apparently, it looks like computer graphics though it's really digital animation drawn by hand.
'MODERN No.2' has been selected for the 68. Venice Film Festival, in the Orizzonti section.