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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Matthias Hoegg "Thursday" (2010)

We see the square, abstract mouths of three chicks as their mother blackbird searches for food in a digital city. If it is more or less worm shaped and more or less worm coloured it is food so the blackbird pecks at it. The digital city stops and our android-like humans have a moment of pause to remember they are humans. Time to take a trip to the top and see the real world. Meanwhile our blackbirds also enjoy the view.  Matthias Hoegg is undoubtedly one of the finest young animators in the UK. Thursday is a graduation piece from the Royal College of Art. He doesn't so much draw as design, his work having crispness and precision. Even in this cold world there is humanity and wonder. Amongst all the electronic beeps there is bird song. The geometric patterns of the city, Marian Mentrup's magnificent sound design, and the simple truths of our modern society make this a memorable film.

2 comments:

Kimberley said...

This is such a lovely animation. I had to watch it 3 times over really enjoyed it!

Yepi said...

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