Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Gerhard Höberth "Sprance II" (2009)
I have been featuring a lot of hand drawn material of late so to partially redress the situation here is a piece of wondrous 3D work. Sprance II, directed by Gerhard Höberth is for all the world like an extended Science Fiction book cover, with an impossible universe in vibrant, liquid colour. Explanation of plot is neither pertinent or possible. Gerhard’s world is one of strange eyes in rock formations, a giant head that blows out bubbles of flames in hypnotic rhythms, or green tentacles in pools of I don’t now what, writhing like strands of Medusa’s hair. An ancient civilisation devoid of man is about to vacate a planet of strange moons and towering organic buildings. There is a score to match from Ulrich Teufel to create an altogether spectacular audio and visual experience, something to wonder at. The piece was made using the Persistence of Vision Raytracer, or POV-Ray, a freeware software package - more here. I genuinely am lost in admiration.