The film is homage to simplicity and craft. This 1-minute animation is about the simplicity and beauty of everyday things. I decided to strip down the idea of the film, by making a simple stop motion graphical animation. I chose the simple ‘art of getting dressed’ as a rhythmic, habitual practice of fashion, and everyday life.
I am interested in the popularity of analogue technologies in our hyper modern society. How as human we crave nostalgia, and authenticity. This is why I created something ‘hand-made’ and simple. Though within the simplicity it grabs your attention, not be being loud and brash but being quiet. I wanted to juxtapose our cravings for the super modern by taking something back to basics.
Inspired by traditional forms of animation and the beauty of stop-frame seen in both photos and drawings. I was amazed after a recent visit to the RCA work in progress show about the popularity of traditional methods of animation over the digital. I wanted to capture the essence of the first films, and something of Muybridge’s work, which breaks down movement into stills. I was fascinated by this idea of how do you make the still move, and visa versa.
The sound in inspired by the intensity to which I draw. I find the process quite a private thing and often work in a mode of automation. In a way this matches my feelings about many routines we have, including dressing....a deeply private, yet sensual process.