Stop-motion film by Ülo Pikkov.
Estonia / 9 min
What can an old apple tree tell us? What mysteries are hidden in his roots, gnarled over time? Does he remember the serpent and the lost Paradise? Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine. It remembers the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. It keeps alive the stories of our parents and grandparents as well as their ancestors. But how far back is it possible to go in your bodily memory?
The stop-motion animation BODY MEMORY takes as its central concept the idea that our body remembers, not only individual experiences, but also the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. A powerful visualization of subconscious processes and the hidden horror of deportation. Inspired by historical events: the Soviet deportations from Estonia in the 1940s.
© Nukufilm 2011
*** Making of: lightspin.ericpare.com/documentary ***
LightSpin is an experimental photography and art project that finds its source in a unique lightpainting technique. For this project, ten performers improvised contemporary dance movements at the center of a ring on which 24 cameras were mounted. Their brief dances were carried out in pitch darkness, light being aimed at the subjects as to reveal their shapes and movements, thus capturing their passage in a defined space. Pushing the exploration even further, the final result of this project becomes a fully animated, 360-degree representation of movements! Viewed and shared on the Web, the LightSpin project is launched as a world premiere in honor of the International Dance Day.
Dancers: Emmanuelle Bourassa Beaudoin, Dylan Crossman, Paul-André Fortier, Margie Gillis, Kim Henry, Cori Kresge, Merryn Kritzinger, Leon Kupferschmid, Daphnée Laurendeau, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Louis-Elyan Martin, Alex Morin, Coralie Muroni, Erin Poole, Lucie Vigneault, Michael Watts
Music: It's Time by Jules Bromley
Nicolas Foisy, Stéphane Hoareau, David Gaudet, Jeremy Lloubes, Jean-François Sarrazin
Harry and his huge, oblivious son run a moving company together. When they help a girl move apartments, their dull, tiny lives are disrupted.
Joost de Jong - Lead Animation
Nick Groeneveld - Art Direction
Jeroen Hoolmans - Pipeline Technical Director
Michael Koning - Technical Director
Sound Design & Mixing
Gijs van Amelsvoort
Recording & Mixing
Hermine Deurloo - Harmonica
Mitchell Damen - Drums
Daan van Schaik - Piano
Cyrille Obermuller - Upright Bass
Bobby de Groot
Roloff de Jeu
Egbert de Ruiter
A visual response to Carl Sagan's famed 'Pale Blue Dot' monologue, where he muses on our planet's appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. The most distant photograph ever taken of Earth.
This was a personal project, designed and created in After Effects with extensive sound work created to sit along side the music from 'Cosmos' and the spoken word from Sagan.
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