30 September 2008

Bizarre animation - Fallen Art

Continuing to blog things other than economics and politics, we offer this strangely compelling animation by Tomasz Baginski. This Wiki summary kind of explains it... sort of...
Fallen Art presents the story of General A, a self-proclaimed artist. His art, however, consists of a deranged method of stop motion photography, where the individual frames of the movie are created by photographs made by Dr. Johann Friedrich, depicting the bodies of dead soldiers, pushed down by Sergeant Al from a giant springboard onto a slab of concrete.
Tomasz Bagiński... is a BAFTA Award-winning Polish artist and animator, best known for his Oscar-nominated short movie, The Cathedral (2002). For his newest short, Fallen Art (2004), he received a BAFTA Award for Best Short Animation and Grand Prix for Digital Shorts at Golden Horse Film Festival 2005... Bagiński also created cinematics for The Witcher computer game based on the books of Andrzej Sapkowski.
(found at Hugo Strikes Back)

1 comment:

  1. I saw this animation two or so years ago and I STILL feel it is deeply disturbing on a variety of levels. I don't think those were "enemy" soldiers, but their own. The inhumane cruelty of the sergeant's and general's actions are beyond imagining except to Nazis. The animation is cool, but I'm sick to my stomach at what is happening in this video.


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