This multi-award winning short was selected by ONEDOTZERO and screened as a part of "terrain 08" at festivals around the world. It´s a great honor to screen work alongside the likes of Onesize and Tronic.
Visual Music is my graduation film at the design department of the Hochschule Anhalt (Bauhaus). For this production a selfdesigned 35mm adapter was used. The CG elements were animated in Cinema 4D.
A music video about a man trapped in a dream. His world, consisting of "plattenbauten" (buildings made with precast concrete slabs) begins to fall apart.
Director, DoP, Animator: Jan Schönwiesner
Music: Amon Tobin
The Technocrat Retrofit of London is a speculative architecture-fiction project, exploring the architectural opportunities afforded by a post-capitalist economy. It occurs circa 2050, and marks a return to the community driven sustainable way of living, with the help of technology. The stock market has crashed and the pound has moved into hyper-inflation. Banks are deserted. The mayor of London negotiates with a powerless central government to transform the square mile into a contained self-sufficient Technocratic state.
The resulting architecture is a series of inter-connected artifacts grafted on to the surface of existing buildings. These contain the equipment to allow the transformation of the defunct financial edifices into link centres for sustainable agriculture and production.
An animation I made for Uni. Everything is made in After Effects without Plugins.
The idea is based on a kind of parody of the former Socialist building style. They used to build whole cities where each house was designed identically to create cheap housing for workers. These ‘blocks’ were so similar that in Soviet times, you could easily wake up at a friends place in another city and still feel like you are in your flat. Even the furniture was the same.