2020.9.19 Sat 10:00 Start

© Sacrebleu Productions

Special Archive
(2018-2019: Animated Short Films)
La Chute
Boris LABBÉ
Animation Division Grand Prize-winner
[France]
Animated short film
Video Work
A short animated film inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy Inferno. Approximately 3,500 pieces of Indian ink and water color are digitally edited and overlaid by an original music of string orchestra fragments and electronics. The scenes are largely divided into the Earth and the Hell. There is a seed-like object, from which roots extend to create the Earth. There, life circulates as the plant and human transform into each other. The celestial beings, who look like a bird and a person, loop around in the sky. In the image plane which has unique darkness created by reversing the black and white of the ink painting, the vibrant colors in the center of the plants, people, or celestial beings, move lively, expressing the force of life. Eventually on the Earth appear tools that resemble musical instruments and buildings. Halfway into the film, the celestial beings descend to the Earth and begin destroying the activities there, disturbing the world’s order and creating chaos. Initiated by these terms, a tragic fall leads to the parturition of the crucial opposites: Hell and Heaven’s circles. The film, referencing the masters of the Western art history from Renaissance Sandro Botticelli to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Francisco de Goya, and Henry Derger, depicts the grand theme of loops, metamorphoses, and degeneration and regeneration.

© Sacrebleu Productions