Project Type:Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
Runtime:8 minutes 23 seconds
Completion Date:April 21, 2020
Production Budget:58 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Shooting Format:Blackmagic Apple ProRes 422
The species has a unique spawning migration pattern, the species has seen a gradual decline in population over the past few decades,
Mainly attributed to overharvesting and pollution. as a result, their existence has also faded away in the popular consciousness. The narrative for the video comes from the director’s childhood memories. it starts in the streets under an overpass, where mitten crabs are being sold by a vendor with red lanterns lining his stand. two mitten crabs suddenly jump out of captivity and escape into the nearby sewers. as the crabs make their way into the city’s dark underbelly of water ways, they embark upon a voyage of spawning migration. they cross a terrain of cracked soil before finally reach the deep and enchanting ocean. the video combines both camera shot footage and animation, giving the audience a glimpse of the magnificence of the locales that are often overlooked by humans, through the perspective of the video’s eight-legged protagonists. throughout the video, the plot and details weave a narrative that illustrates the infinite metaphors and imagination projected onto life itself.
Trying to write this, without letting a tear go.
Sad is not even the appropriate word.
Can’t even be mad, I don’t even have time.
Looking back the only thing that makes me smile is your speech, your words, your fake-ness… so ..
No, I’m not mad my friend.
Hakata-ori, Japanese weaving passed down from generation to generation for 777 years.
A mash-up of various of internet memes into this music video.
I still remember the day we met in the cyber world
and became online friends
Following every single bit of you
Break ups – Graduation – Vacations and even shopping
I even knew you bumped into ghosts while in the public toilet! What a surprise?
Although I have never met you in real life
But you knew all my secrets
Including my ex-boyfriend’s plastic surgery
Many strange things happened in this tiny world
It’s unbearable to recall yet it’s so special
Such wonderful memories
We used to be so naughty and unpredictable
The old days where we were so crazy and superfluous
What past is past so let’s not talk about it
All the stupidest things we did together
(That’s our precious memory on the internet)
Although it’s wild and full with tragedy
You and I, we still be a part of it
It will be our stupidest and brainless and most romantic achievement.
Liberty Times Net
Official music video for Old Robes (Subtle Soup Records) “Soldier Online” from the album The Spider and the Spectator.
Software Art / Realtime Cinema: generative, audio-responsive animation.
Who is the Soldier Online? A gamer, lost in their own exciting but unreal world? A drone pilot, far removed from the too-real destruction they are causing? A troll, wielding heavy words at a distance? Just a persistent brute, pushing forward despite desperate odds? Or perhaps, quite literally, a dog in heat? (On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog…) It’s this mystery character that I animated, always running, but always fragmenting and re-forming, in a world alternately collapsing and exploding around them. The animation is generative and audio-responsive, meaning that it is not “edited” in a conventional, linear way: rather it is a piece of software that responds to the changes in the music to create an evolving visual narrative. Although you are seeing one recording of the video, in its native form it turns out differently each time it is played, influencing the narrative implications. The look of the piece takes its playful inspiration from motifs in 17th-century Chinese classical painting.
The room of a hospital, two women waiting. The invitation to the soul to let go, the invitation to react for who remains.
A woman on a hospital bed, at the end of her life, is struggling to survive.
Another woman is waiting during those final moments.
In what is the close separation between the two figures, scenes of dailylife emerge in a dreamlike vision, in wich abandonment and loneliness are already announced, but even the prospect to be able to react. The hope is the vision of a new birth, the opposite of death that, at the same time, is linked to: birth is already a separation and in itself a death.