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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Sarah Cox "Don’t Let It All Unravel" (2010)


Don’t Let It All Unravel is a distinctive short in which director Sarah Cox unties a familiar theme of the earth’s dwindling resources, global warming and the like. The earth is viewed as a ball tightly bound with wool. Around the globe flies a plane attached to the wool which proceeds to unravel. More planes fly and the greater the unravelling. A polar bear walks on white wool that disappears fast as, inexorably, does the bear itself. This is not the first time I have observed the knitted technique applied to an environmental video; I remember one made for Greenpeace by Marek Skrobec and Adam Wyrwas. Sarah’s film has a homespun charm about it and the message is carried effectively as the seas and trees are unpicked. Sadly the seas might carry a BP icon were it to be made at this present moment. Interestingly, Sarah got family and friends to knit for her before destroying their lovely creations. The sacrifices made in the name of animation! Sarah is one of the founders of Arthur Cox. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1992.

1 comment:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Lovely video -thank you for posting.