"The Floating Hope of the Winged Elephantine", 2019, a stop motion animation from the series, "A Decadent World, Night" by artist Mara Trachtenberg. Original sound by Peter Scartabello, entitled Loxodonta.
The animation features winged elephants from Trachtenberg's photographs of an imaginary world and is based on the Myth of Sisyphus. The winged elephants raise the orb into the air only to have it fall down, again and again. The animation contemplates the frustration and beauty of the creative process. Coupled with the haunting and ethereal sounds of Scartbello's Loxodonta, the piece
becomes a visual and auditory litany of continuous perseverance.
For more of Trachtenberg's work visit her website at maratrachtenberg.com
For more of Scartabello's work visit his website at
peterscartabello.com or subscribe to his YouTube Channel youtube.com/user/scartabellomusic