Germany / South Korea 2011
film starts 1:30
Seoul seems to be a glowing, crystal-like urban canyon, each chasm illuminated and infinitely reflected in flat facets of glass. The film shows abstract formations that are scraped and cut out of the missing darkness of the city. They reveal a light volume overcoming the flatness of the façade by breaking into the space from the front or dissolving it from behind.
In its slowly evolving, almost biological structures the work is reminiscent of deep-sea creatures. These complex life forms try to attract their prey with emission of light, so-called bioluminescence. In this case the “prey” is the potential audience, who nearly lose sight of the nearby billboards and city lights as they follow a hypnotic contrast to the pulsating city life of Seoul.
scrape uses a colour palette of warm shades of blue, red and green which originate from the defined raster of neutral light sources of the media canvas. The moving afterimages painted in pure light extend over the orthogonal framework of the façade, providing a view into a stream of forms and colours. Voluminous black spaces divide and separate the scene into ever-changing ambiguous sculptural formations. With their constant process of growth and decay into darkness they seem to exist in the flat surface and the spatial depth at the same time.
Overall the film maps the fluid dynamics of the inner forces of an organic structure, recapturing and quieting a world agitated by technology.
Winner Best Undergraduate Animation - Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010
Suburbia numbs the mind, and rears death within us. I have injected LGFUAD with the eerie discomfort I find within myself, stemming from the obsession I have with the relentlessness and tension that pulses through suburban youth. It is a possession by certain intensities that manifest themselves within the body somewhere between extreme emotion and a complete lack thereof: void. Outlets for these intensities:
1. sexual exploits 2. drugs and alcohol 3. violence 4. x-treme sports
The technique with which I've created the film alludes much to my youth. The act of drawing with crayons and allowing the pigments to dictate the forms is very raw and ritual. I have also realized the potential of the computer age I have grown up into, and have blended these two worlds to create something personal, while still fresh and contemporary.
Through the narrative I have created my own memory for someone: for myself. It is an everlasting limbo where death has no meaning . A static space where the symbols that incarnate our childhoods and the fiendishness of the macabre void we find ourselves constantly moving towards coalesce.
This film is a desperate attempt to relive my own past in a different body, and with a different mind.
LGFUAD :: let's get fucked up and die.
Au rayon bricolage
Deux tubes alu de 15MM
De la gaine d'isolation des tuyaux de plomberie
Des bouchons de pieds de chaise
De la colle super glu
De la visserie
Deux plomb de plongée 500G
Des supports de tuyau de plomberie
Le suport camera est une ancienne platine de camescope sony
The radius DIY
Two tubes of aluminum 15MM
Sheath pipe insulation plumbing
Plugs chair legs
Glue super glue
Two lead diving 500G
Media plumbing pipe
Support for the camera is an old plate sony