THE RETURN OF JOHN FRUM is the thesis project of christian schlaeffer at the university of applied sciences augsburg, faculty for design, 2010.
2D Photoshop and After Effects
3D 3dsmax and Zbrush
Compositing After Effects
John Frum, Messiah of polynesian Cargo Cults, returns as an astronaut and businessman to the postindustrial wasteland of the financial-service-economy. Together with a native, he sets out for a "conquest of the useless" — or something.^-^
then things get confused, and what begins as a journey turns into a trip far off the boundaries of so called "logic" and "meaning".
With a storyline initially based on the prophecies of the seemingly most syncretic, ridiculous and pointless religion in the world — though really not any more syncretic, ridiculous and pointless than any and all other religions — computer-aided handdrawn 2D animation and 2D-3D-hybrid background art celebrate a renaissance of the unconscious, free from the technocratic structuralism of our times.